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, 2016 at 23:02
  • Pete, I'm not sure what this means, but it is taken verbatim from Sitecore's documentation. Oct 9, 2016 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, 2016 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. Oct 9, 2016 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.


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. Oct 9, 2016 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, 2016 at 7:34
  • @Gatogordo: Possibly. Will do more digging and update the question. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:37

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