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List attribute as a facet for browsing


I'm trying to use a list attribute as a facet in the browse.conf, but it's not rendering in the browse view in pawtucket. How does facets works with list attributes? I noticed that there's Status and Access attribute are used as a facet in the browse.conf and, a system list they both.



  • Can you post the snippet you're using for that attribute? It should work, but you have to set the browse "type" to "attribute" and then set the "element_code" to the code of your list attribute. Using the "fieldList" from the access/status facets won't work -- that's for intrinsic/hardcoded fields
  • edited March 2016
    Hi stefan, 

    Sorry, I figured out what happened (I guess). The itens in the list used by the metadata element was not accessible to the public. At first I thought it could be some cache problem, but once I turned the itens to "public access", the facet started to work. Does it make sense?

    Anyway, the facet was setted like you said:

    category_facet = {
    type = attribute,
    element_code = entity_category,
    group_mode = alphabetical,
    label_singular = _("entity category"),
    label_plural = _("entities categories")


  • Hallo! I am trying to create an attribute facet for storage locations, but I cannot get it shown on Providence.
    The code I am using is as follows (under ca_storage_locations):

    locazione_status_facet = {
    type = attribute,
    field = storage_location_status,

            group_mode = none,
            label_singular = "Stato_Collocazione",
            label_plural = "Stati_Collocazione"

    The attribute "storage_location_status" is a list. Is there anything to set on the referenced list?
    Thank you,

  • Try replacing "field" with "element_code".

  • Fine, thanks!

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