Using Sitecore 9.0.1, in a MultiList with Search field with a Source set as


We are seeing the standard values template item appear in the Content Editor (the standard values aren't in that list of guids for templates above):

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i.e. {BCE4E2CA-ACA5-446E-B363-9635B92C7278} is the 'Experience' template but the standard values are appearing in the Multilist despite having a different ID

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It seems that your StartSearchLocation isn't taken into account and searches the whole Sitecore tree for items with those 3 templates. Which will match the __Standard Values and thus show up in the result list.

You can test this by creating an item from 1 of those 3 templates into a different location and verify that it also shows up.

Conclusion: Your StartSearchLocation is not defined properly.

To fix it:

  1. Either use the ID of the 'Places' item: StartSearchLocation={11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111}
  2. Or use query: StartSearchLocation=query:/sitecore/content/Parks/Home/Places

So this should definitely work:


Good overview of possibilities: https://community.sitecore.net/technical_blogs/b/sitecore_7_development_team/posts/using-the-new-sitecore-7-field-types


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