I have a views with 2 exposed filters - both taxonomy reference, select. I want to limit options in second filter based on user selection from the first. Tested with enabled/disabled ajax in views - no difference. Tested with exposed form in block - no difference.

Error message replace target filter: "An unrecoverable error occurred. The uploaded file likely exceeded the maximum file size (60 MB) that this server supports."

Using standard form alteration and ajax in form exposed filters, the filtering produce error. This work fine in custom form, but not in views exposed filter.


use Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface;

function mymodule_form_alter(&$form, FormStateInterface $form_state, $form_id) {  
  if ($form_id == 'views_exposed_form') {
    if ($form['#id'] == 'views-exposed-form-articles-page-1') {
      $form['field_tags2_target_id']['#prefix'] = '<div id="tags2-replace">';
      $form['field_tags2_target_id']['#suffix'] = '</div>';

      $form['field_tags_target_id']['#ajax'] = [
        'callback' => 'tags_ajax_callback',
        'wrapper' => 'tags2-replace'

function tags_ajax_callback($form, FormStateInterface $form_state) {
  // remove test2 1 (tid 3) from Tags2 options

  $response = new AjaxResponse();
  $response->addCommand(new ReplaceCommand(
  return $response;

  //return $form['field_tags2_target_id'];

How to make this work?


2 Answers 2


It is related to Ajax attached to Views exposed filter form does not trigger callbacks where 2842525-56.patch is the patch provided for that issue on August first, 2019; further patches have been provided for other Drupal releases.

  • Hello This patch worked for apache server but issue still occur for nginx server drupal version- 8.6.13 php version - 7.1.25 Commented Oct 24, 2019 at 14:36

If you don't want to patch the core you can create an EventSubscriber that attaches the view filter to the ajax command. After adding this your can use hook_form_alter to alter the filter. The subscriber looks like this.

file: yourmodule.services.yml

    class: Drupal\yourmodule\EventSubscriber\AjaxResponseSubscriber
      - {name: event_subscriber}

file: src/EventSubscriber/AjaxResponseSubscriber.php


namespace Drupal\yourmodule\EventSubscriber;

use Drupal\views\Ajax\ViewAjaxResponse;
use Symfony\Component\EventDispatcher\EventSubscriberInterface;
use Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Event\FilterResponseEvent;
use Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\KernelEvents;
use Drupal\Core\Ajax\ReplaceCommand;

 * Response subscriber to handle AJAX responses.
class AjaxResponseSubscriber implements EventSubscriberInterface {

   * Renders the ajax commands right before preparing the result.
   * @param \Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Event\FilterResponseEvent $event
   *   The response event, which contains the possible AjaxResponse object.
  public function onResponse(FilterResponseEvent $event) {
    $response = $event->getResponse();

    // Only alter views ajax responses.
    if (!($response instanceof ViewAjaxResponse)) {
    $view = $response->getView();

    // Only alter commands if view is ours.
    if ($view->storage->id() != 'yourviewname') {

    // Alter commands.
    $display_handler = $view->display_handler;
    if ($display_handler->ajaxEnabled() && $display_handler->usesExposedFormInBlock()) {
      $form = $display_handler->viewExposedFormBlocks();
      $rendered_form = \Drupal::service('renderer')->renderRoot($form);
      $response->addCommand(new ReplaceCommand("#{$form['#id']}", $rendered_form));


   * {@inheritdoc}
  public static function getSubscribedEvents() {
    return [KernelEvents::RESPONSE => [['onResponse']]];


Sources: 1 & 2

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