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Sitecore documentation on Solr set up has a section on Enabling Solr term support, which is required to power dropdowns in the UI. Which versions of Sitecore require this? Sitecore 8.2 only, or Sitecore 8.0 and 8.1?

  • Drop downs in the UI? – Pete Navarra Oct 8 '16 at 23:02
  • Pete, I'm not sure what this means, but it is taken verbatim from Sitecore's documentation. – Dan Solovay Oct 9 '16 at 1:52
  • Dan, I'll check out the current project on 8 2. We are using SOLR 6 and to be honest, I didn't catch this setting in the doc like this. I don't have it enabled and haven't had any issues, at least noticably with any UI. Good question though. I'm curious. – Pete Navarra Oct 9 '16 at 3:00
  • Cool. I need to add this to the SIM Solr installer. I'll compare the UI with Lucene and Solr with this both off and on, and update the ticket. – Dan Solovay Oct 9 '16 at 12:35
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I came across this old question, and I'm sharing this link for posterity: https://grantkillian.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/auto-suggest-with-solr-facets-in-sitecore/

Sitecore’s dependence of the Solr “terms” component has changed with Sitecore 8.1 update-1 (rev. 151207). Sitecore now uses faceting with Solr instead of terms.

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This applies for all versions(8, 8.1 and 8.2). On the documentation page there is a dropdown for each sitecore version and you will see that the documentation reffers to the same thing on all versions :)

  • Good observation, Diego. Since Solr implementation changed somewhat with 8.2, I will leave this open for a bit longer to see if anyone has direct experience with this functionality. – Dan Solovay Oct 9 '16 at 2:33
  • It is very weird that it is said everywhere that there are changes in setting up Solr on 8.2 but if you compare the docs between 8.2, 8.1 and 8.0 I can't see any difference. Could it be that the doc versioning got messed up here somehow? – Gatogordo Oct 9 '16 at 7:34
  • @Gatogordo: Possibly. Will do more digging and update the question. – Dan Solovay Oct 9 '16 at 12:37

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