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Testing with SXA 1.2 on Sitecore 8.2 u1/u2.

I'm trying to query a list of pages marked as featured.

Here is what I have setup:

  • Custom Page template inherits from Page.
  • Checkbox field is added with IsFeatured field.

Custom Page Item

  • Query defined to return featured pages.
+location:{29E0ED6F-452B-45A0-B799-C51EBD14970A};template:{13de59b4-ad71-4542-9ce0-a0483422e768};custom:isfeatured|true

Query

  • The query item does not have a way to build the query, so I used the datasource

Query Builder Filter Configured

Unfortunately, when I test the page no results are returned.

Not working Not rendered

Update

Test with a new query that has a + for each setting but does not change the behavior.

Still not working

Update 2

Oddly, when I move the query to the Data Source field and clear the Source Type I get an error. Not seen this before.

Data Source set

error

  • Try to set Data Source field in the Page List rendering Control Properties dialogue (for example to root of your website or parent of the items you are looking for. – Dawid Rutkowski Mar 5 '17 at 8:42
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Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, Sitecore (at this time we're on 8.2 U2) lost its capability to have more than a single item provided as a data source.

Unfortunately, Query does not seem to be working in this version of Sitecore for when it returns more than 1 item AND SXA 1.2 breaks content search in data source mechanism altogether.

This will, however, have a workaround in SXA 1.3 where you will be able to use Lucene queries in the "query" item:

SXA Query

Once created, you will be able to use the query in Page List as follows.

In Rendering Parameters:

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Select the query returning multiple items:

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Try to build the query with + signs, like that:

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  • I tried changing it to that but the issue persists. – Michael West Mar 3 '17 at 16:37
  • @MichaelWest were you able to resolve this issue , looks like the same issue persists in SXA 1.8 as well – SitecoreNoob Apr 1 at 17:02

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