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I have set up a view for searching using Search API. In my specific setup, I need this search to be context sensitive, i.e. I have several pages /foo/search, /bar/search, ... and these return different results.

Currently, I do this by making a content type which has a field containing the necessary information and additionally a search processor, which alters the query accordingly.

Additionally, I use Twig Tweak to embed the search view in this content type as described here. This works if I load the search with the query string, e.g. localhost/foo/search?search_api_fulltext=something.

My problem is now that if I click the "Apply" button in the search, I am being redirect to the page created by the view. This page is lacking the content type's data and I no longer get the context sensitive search results.

Is it possible to change this behaviour of the view's Apply button or do you know another way this could be implemented?

Thanks!

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Following this reply on drupal.org and this answer on SO, I added a hook:

function my_module_views_pre_build(ViewExecutable $view) {
  if ($view->id() == 'my_view_id') {
    $view->override_url = Url::fromRoute('<current>');
  }
}

Some of the assumptions in Drupal and the workarounds are so annoying. Days wasted. :(

  • Why Page display over Block? – Kevin Jan 11 at 12:42
  • @Kevin: I tried to use a block on my content type but I didn't get the search field and button, just the results. Or do you mean something else? – drupalnewbie Jan 14 at 8:18

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