I have installed search api module in drupal 8 and included excerpt in the search result.

But excerpt are always empty in the search result. (HTML div element is there but no content inside)

I searched in the forum and enabled the 'highlights' from settings as suggested. But no changes in the result (I cleared the cache)

Am i missing anything?


First go to this path admin/config/search/search-api/index/default_index/processors#edit-processors-highlight-settings make sure this settings are enabled

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Next i created a view Global search which has search Excerpt field.

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Finally i was able to see the highlighted text word after searching

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Actually this is not default search form that comes in drupal8 it is exposed form in block if you see in view exposed form setting i have enabled it. once this is done, exposed form comes in block just place that in which ever regions you want.

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These days this config variable is at: /admin/config/search/search-api/index/default_solr_index/processors where "default_solr_index" is the machine name of your index.

The checkbox you want is called "Highlight"

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