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  • Mayank Parmar 2 posts 22 karma points
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 08:38
    Mayank Parmar

    previewFields against searchFields

    I have integrated XSLTSearch package in my website. And it is working great !!!

    But I am facing one minor problem with the same.

    I have created one document type with 4 properties: OverviewPurpose, Accountability, Measurements, ProcessDetail

    And I have included all of them in both searchFields and previewFields.

    Also I have set previewType="CONTEXT" and previewChars="250"

    But now when I search for some keyword like "Omni" then it search in all 4 properties and comes back with the correct list of links.

    But it shows preview for only 1st property and if not found in 1st property, it comes with "Context: unavailable".

    Like if I set previewFields="OverviewPurpose, Accountability, Measurements, ProcessDetail" then it shows preview for only "OverviewPurpose" and for "Accountability, Measurements, ProcessDetail" it will show "Context: unavailable".

    And same way if I set previewFields="ProcessDetail, OverviewPurpose, Accountability, Measurements" then it shows preview for only "ProcessDetail" and for "OverviewPurpose, Accountability, Measurements" it will show "Context: unavailable".


    Mayank Parmar

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  • Douglas Robar 3570 posts 4671 karma points MVP 6x admin c-trib
    Mar 09, 2011 @ 16:54
    Douglas Robar

    Hi, Mayank,

    Thanks for your excellent bug report! I've tried to recreate the problem but can't with XSLTsearch 3.0.

    Are you using XSLTsearch 3.0?


    The only time you should see "Context: unavailable" is if the search term is found in one of the searchFields= properties that isn't also listed in the previewFields= properties. This can happen, for instance, if you include @nodeName in the searchFields since it can't be included in the previewFields parameter. 

    In my test I created a new docType with three properties with aliases used nowhere else in my site. I put text in only one of the three properties on all the pages. I then used the following for my macro:

    <umbraco:Macro runat="server" Alias="XSLTsearch"
          previewType="context" ...

    Everything worked properly and I saw contextual results displayed from each of the properties.


    However, when I added bodyText to the searchFields= parameter (but not the previewFields= parameter), I would get search results that matched the search term because it was found within the bodyText property... but the search results showed "Context: unavailable" because bodyText wasn't one of the allowed previewFields.


    I hope this helps. Let me know if you're using XSLTsearch 3.0.


  • Mayank Parmar 2 posts 22 karma points
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 15:37
    Mayank Parmar

    I was using this file.

     Copyright 2006-2009 Percipient Studios. All rights reserved.
     MIT License (

     Version 2.8

    Tomorrow I will try to install v3.0 and review again.

    Thanks for the help !!!

    And just wanted to let you know that it is working wonderful in my website and I am glad to use it.


    Mayank Parmar

    +91 9727748789

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