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I followed the steps on skvare to index CiviCRM contacts via Search API, then to have Views list the contacts with the search box as an exposed filter.

I need to expose a filter that filters results based on what membership type the contact has. That might require a relationship, which is currently not an option in Views for me, so I might have to write a custom relationship handler as well as the custom filter handler. I have been trying to find the code to read to use as a guide but I have been unable to figure out whether these handlers are being defined in CiviCRM, Views, Search API, or the Civicrm Entity module which I'm also using.

How do you define a custom relationship and filter handlers for custom fields on CiviCRM contacts being displayed via Search API, CiviCRM Entity, and Views?

  • I would have thought that a View based on Contacts should be able to give you an exposed Filter of membership types, though of course there is the issue that one contact 'could' have multiple memberships. WHen I check on a 'contact' based view, i do have CiviCRM Member fields available as a Filter – petednz - fuzion Jun 21 '17 at 0:03
  • This isn't a view of Civicrm contacts, it's a view of indexed Civicrm contacts. I also can add that filter to the former type but the latter type doesn't have it. – beth Jun 21 '17 at 22:38
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If this is about getting Membership fields showing in the ADD RELATED FIELDS selector at the bottom of admin/config/search/search_api/index//fields then I expect this is a civicrm entity issue in which case you could check at this chat channel

Otherwise you may be looking for sites/all/modules/civicrm/drupal/modules/views

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  • I suspect that it does have to do with the related fields. Thanks! – beth Jun 21 '17 at 22:38
  • I also tried the channel you linked but it doesn't seem to have much activity. – beth Jun 22 '17 at 14:29
  • looks to me like you are getting helped there – petednz - fuzion Jun 23 '17 at 4:21
  • Yeah after I commented, I got some advice. However, I tried the suggestion I was given there and it didn't solve the problem because, as mentioned in this answer, it seems like this is an issue in the way Search API is relating to Civi rather than something that can be fixed in Views. – beth Jun 27 '17 at 15:09
  • guess there is a bit more work to do with getting civi working thoroughly with Search API – petednz - fuzion Jun 27 '17 at 20:47

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