I have a search page with a Views exposed filter for the name of a taxonomy term. I have added an #autocomplete_route_name to the form element to make this an autocomplete selector for my term names. The autocomplete controller returns this:

foreach ($terms as $term) {
    $translated_term = \Drupal::service('entity.repository')->getTranslationFromContext($term, $langcode);
    $results[] = [
      'value' => $translated_term->getName(),
      'label' => $translated_term->getName(),
return new JsonResponse($results);

this works fine, except the url ends up with the term name in the GET (url). Is there any way to have term id here?

I have seen many answers to this question to use hook_views_pre_view. These are fine to modify the value used in the views query, but has no impact on the url variable.

  • Can you bit clarify your query like you want to alter the query parameter name or specific query parameter value in the URL? Commented Oct 12, 2023 at 17:00
  • query is something like term=hybrid+workplace but i want it to be tid=34
    – liquidcms
    Commented Oct 12, 2023 at 21:08

2 Answers 2


#1: To alter Query parameter value in the url of View page: redirect event subscriber approach used

    namespace Drupal\custom_module;
    use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RedirectResponse;
    use Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\KernelEvents;
    use Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Event\GetResponseEvent;
    use Symfony\Component\EventDispatcher\EventSubscriberInterface;
    use Drupal\Core\Routing\RouteMatchInterface;
    use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RequestStack;
    use Drupal\Core\Url;
     * Execute to changes query parameter value in the url of view page.
    class RedirectSubscriber implements EventSubscriberInterface {
       * Current Route.
       * @var \Drupal\Core\Routing\RouteMatchInterface
      protected $route;
       * The request stack.
       * @var \Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RequestStack
      protected $requestStack;
       * Constructs a RedirectSubscriber object.
       * @param \Drupal\Core\Routing\RouteMatchInterface $current_route_match
       *   The route match.
       * @param \Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RequestStack $requestStack
       *   The request stack.
      public function __construct(RouteMatchInterface $current_route_match, RequestStack $requestStack) {
        $this->route = $current_route_match;
        $this->requestStack = $requestStack;
       * {@inheritdoc}
      public function redirect(GetResponseEvent $event) {
        $route_name = $this->route->getRouteName();
        // Get category name
        $term_name = $this->requestStack->getCurrentRequest()->query->get('category_name');
        // Get term id from category name
        $ary = preg_split('/[()]/', $term_name);
        $tid = $ary[1];
        if ($route_name == 'view.speaker.page_2' && isset($term_name)) {
          if (isset($tid)) {
            // Get all paramters page
            $params = $this->requestStack->getCurrentRequest()->query->All();
            // Alter the category_name query parameter value
            if ($params['category_name']) {
              $params['category_name'] = $tid;
            // Set redirect url & pass all parameters to it
            $redirect_url = Url::fromRoute('view.view_bulk_test.page_2')->setOptions(['query' => $params])->toString();
            if ($redirect_url) {
              // Pass Redirect URL.
              $event->setResponse(new RedirectResponse($redirect_url, 301));
       * {@inheritdoc}
      public static function getSubscribedEvents() {
        $events[KernelEvents::REQUEST][] = ['Redirect', 20];
        return $events;

File path: : module_name/src/RedirectSubscriber.php

Define: module_name.services.yml (inside custom module)

    class: Drupal\module_name\RedirectSubscriber
    arguments: ['@current_route_match', '@request_stack']
      - { name: 'event_subscriber' }  

In this scenario query parameter whose value altered is autocomplete taxonomy referenced type field & if tid passed then error 'll display: There are no taxonomy terms matching "2".

To fix it: Used hook hook_views_pre_view():

use Drupal\taxonomy\Entity\Term;

function module_name_views_pre_view(ViewExecutable $view, string $display_id, array $args) {
  if (($view->id() == 'speaker')) {
    $exposedInput = $view->getExposedInput();
    // Get term id from category name
    $tid = $exposedInput['category_name'];
      // Load term object from term id
      $term = Term::load($tid);
        // Set value of filter in required format
        $val = $term->label().' '.'('.$tid.')'; 
        $exposedInput['category_name'] = $val;
      // Set the exposed filter value in the view

#2: Query paramter name in the url of view page can be altered by the view UI.


  1. Go to the required view and edit the view

  2. Click the filter & filter settings 'll open in the modal

  3. You will find 'Filter identifier' field , here you can specify the required parameter name. enter image description here

  • Hmm, yes, just redirecting the page to a different url. Seems inefficient but that should work. Thanks. I'll try this out.
    – liquidcms
    Commented Oct 14, 2023 at 18:18
  • Yeah it's redirecting approach in which redirect to same page with query parameter value altered, Commented Oct 15, 2023 at 6:54
  • Tried to work with diff hooks of view before that hook's code execute , the page redirect so for now found redirect event subscriber approach helps to achieve functionality. Commented Oct 15, 2023 at 6:58

If you want to replace term name in the URL by term id. Add this code inot html.html.twig file.

// For Example => https://www.abc.com/yourview_path?termname=your_term_name
{% set Your_url = url('<current>')|render|split('/') %} 
{% if Your_url[3] == 'yourview_path' %}
<script type="text/javascript">
 var url = new URL(window.location.href);
 var termname = url.searchParams.get("termname");
 var termid = '{{getTermIdfromName(termname)}}';
 var pageurl =  '/yourview_path?termname=' + termid;
 window.history.pushState({ page: pageurl }, '', pageurl);
{% endif %}

This is a custom Twig Extenstion to call Drupal function at twig file. I have call at html.html.twig as above. file src/MyTwigExtension.php


    namespace Drupal\MyTwigModule;

   class MyTwigExtension extends \Twig_Extension {
     public function getName() {
        return 'term_id_by_name';

      public function getFunctions() {
        return array(new \Twig_SimpleFunction('getTermIdfromName', array($this, 'getTermIdfromName'),array('is_safe' => array('html')))
public function getTermIdfromName($name) {
$properties = [];
if (!empty($name)) {
  $properties['name'] = $name;
$properties['vid'] = 'section';

$terms = \Drupal::entityManager()->getStorage('taxonomy_term')->loadByProperties($properties);
$term = reset($terms);
return !empty($term) ? $term->id() : 0;


   class: Drupal\MyTwigModule\MyTwigExtension
     - { name: twig.extension }

Output will be =>  https://www.abc.com/yourview_path?termname=termid (For exp:6912)

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