Query using selected option value from select

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18 Aug, 2016 05:02 PM

I would like to use the $_query object to search, filtering by a dynamic-metadata set that has the selected option in a select field. Currently it adds the options from the "news-and-events" metadata set if they are selected on the news-list-page (metadata), but the query doesn't display ONLY the metadata items that were selected in the output of the search it has ALL the pages with metadata from "news-and-events". What am I missing?


#set ( $news_list_page = $_XPathTool.selectSingleNode($contentRoot, "/system-index-block/calling-page/system-page") )
#set ( $news_list_page_metadata = $news_list_page.getChildren('dynamic-metadata') )
#set ( $query = $_.query() )
#set ( $query = $query.byMetadataSet("Main-Taxonomy-List") )
#set ( $query = $query.byContentType("news-detail") )
#set ( $query = $query.includePages(true) )
#set ( $query = $query.includeFiles(false) )
#set ( $query = $query.includeBlocks(false) )
#set ( $query = $query.includeFolders(false) )
#set ( $query = $query.includeSymlinks(false) )
#set ( $query = $query.sortBy("created") )
#set ( $query = $query.sortDirection("desc") )
#set ( $query = $query.maxResults(12) )
#set ( $news = $query.execute() )
<div class="region news-list-region">
    <div class="region-holder">
        <!-- Filter form -->
        <form class="filter-form">
            <div class="filter-form-holder">
                <div class="filter-form-item">
                    <span class="filter-form-label">Search by:</span>
                <div class="filter-form-item">
                    <div class="filter-form-select-wrapper">
                        <select class="filter-form-select" name="" id="select-1">
                            <option value="Recent news">Recent news</option>
                            <option value="2015-2016">2015-16</option>
                            <option value="2014-2015">2014-15</option>
                            <option value="2013-2014">2013-14</option>
                <div class="filter-form-item">
                    <div class="filter-form-select-wrapper">
                        <label for="topics" class="hide-for-screen-reader">Please choose topic</label>
                        <select class="filter-form-select" name="topics" id="topics">
                            <option value="All Topics">All Topics</option>
                            #foreach( $news_items in $news_list_page_metadata )
                                #if( 'news-and-events' == $news_items.getChild('name').value )
                                    #set( $taxonomy_list = $news_items.getChildren('value') )
                                    #foreach( $taxonomy_item in $taxonomy_list )
                                        <option value="${_EscapeTool.xml($taxonomy_item.value)}">${_EscapeTool.xml($taxonomy_item.value)}</option>
                <div class="filter-form-item">
                    <button type="submit" class="filter-form-btn btn btn-primary">Search</button>

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  1. 31 Posted by Penny on 29 Aug, 2016 07:39 PM

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    Can you give me the id for the metadata fields that you have created? Also, are they all multi-selects. I can write mock something up to show you. I'd recommend storing them all as a string and then having the string in the outter tag.

  2. 32 Posted by Penny on 29 Aug, 2016 07:40 PM

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    Also, can you send me a sample of what the html should be with a sample category in the class?

  3. 33 Posted by voltmer1 on 29 Aug, 2016 08:32 PM

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    Okay, the metadata fields are multi selects ( are you referring to the id I have on the form input select?) you'll see the id in the attached HTML. Sorry my velocity is a mess, I am trying everything. If you need any clarity let me know.

  4. 34 Posted by Penny on 29 Aug, 2016 08:34 PM

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    I need the id for the metadata fields in Cascade. You can find that on the metadata panel for the news type. Just let me know. Thanks!

  5. 35 Posted by voltmer1 on 29 Aug, 2016 08:45 PM

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    I am sorry, I don't know what you are referring to. If i go into the metadata from Administration and look at the set for the dynamic fields I've set up there isn't any "id" just the various options for the multi-select.

  6. 36 Posted by Penny on 29 Aug, 2016 09:02 PM

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    On a News Article page, click Properties tab. Then scroll down, you will see a Metadata Set. Click on that little white icon. Then from there, click on the Dynamic Fields tab. Tell me what is in the Name area. Thanks!

  7. 37 Posted by voltmer1 on 30 Aug, 2016 12:28 PM

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    Sorry Penny, I didn't know that was referred to as the "id" the set name that I am using has a multi-select named "news-and-events"

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