We have a view that works with Search API and Solr search. The multiple search terms work with single quotes and with no quotes. I want to make the search terms work with double quotes as well. The issue is also listed here without a fix:


I found that I can change the parse mode in the View > Query > Settings to direct method and the term with double quotes work just fine. I want to make this change using hooks. I have tried hook_search_api_views_query_alter and it does not work. Does anyone know how to change the parse mode in the query settings using hooks?

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On Drupal 7, I've achieved this by using hook_views_pre_build() since this hook is executed before hook_views_pre_execute() and hook_search_api_views_query_alter(). Using code similar to the following will do the job.

$options = $view->display_handler->get_option('query');
$options['options']['parse_mode'] = 'TYPE_OF_PARSE_MODE';
$view->display_handler->set_option('query', $options);

Note that TYPE_OF_PARSE_MODE can be:

  • Direct query - direct
  • Single term - single
  • Multiple terms - terms

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