I have a country taxonomy field. The top level is continents then below that countries:

  • I'm using search API (with solr backend) to index.
  • Views to display the results.
  • Views exposed filters to search.

How can I set-up the search, so a search on a parent term (e.g. Asia) displays all it's children (China, Thailand etc.)?

So Far

I think the relevant solution if you're not using Search API is described in this page:

Use views to display taxonomy children terms from parent

I think you have to add a contextual filter which sets the rules for taxonomy, however this doesn't seem to be an option in Search API. There are also no contrib modules which solve this problem.

Has anyone tackled this before?

  • Hi, Please say how you make to get search results in views, Very thank you Commented Aug 3, 2018 at 13:07

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There's a wonderful little checkbox in the Search API workflow tab which enables it.

Head to:

admin/config/search/search_api/index/*your solr server*/workflow

(You'll need to have created a server to get to this.)

And then tick the box "Index Hierarchy".

In callback options select the taxonomy field where you would like searching for the parent to include the child.

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