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I am using SXA 1.7 and need to add a Query item under my variant definition, I found that the query should be written using sitecore query format like "query:./*" to return the child items but it doesn't return the data.

Also I need to know, how the child items field will be displayed, should I define the variant fields under the Query node in thevariant definition?

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  • yes, define how items from the query will be rendered by adding variant fields under query item. The query works fine, make sure you define how they should be displayed. – Alan Płócieniak Jun 24 '18 at 15:13
  • Is the query field is available only for specific components as page content, for example if i am using search results, will it be available as well? – NAli Jun 24 '18 at 18:31
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Here is how you define what will be displayed from items returned by Variant Query, it's quite simple:

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If you are not sure if your query is working then make a quick test like in above example. Drop Page Content on the Home item, add some pages under the home and if you will put following query query:./* in the Query field of Variant Query it should return Home children:

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