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[Resolved] Parametric filter dropdown fails when content contains an ampersand (&)

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Last updated by Luo Yang 7 years, 7 months ago.

Assisted by: Luo Yang.


This is a bug report. I already worked around it on my end. But it seems pretty serious so I figured I should report it.

Try this:

1. Create a custom post type with a custom single line input field called "region"
2. Make some records that include a region with an ampersand, e.g. 'USA & Europe'
3. Create a parametric search which has a dropdown filter on "region" and which updates via ajax

Result: If you select 'USA & Europe' you will get 0 results.

For example, look at this screenshot:
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Originally I was using the region name "Northern CA: No. & E Counties" and I would get zero results. I re-imported my data and used the label "Northern CA: No. and E counties" and now I get the proper results.

Here's what my views filter code looks like:
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If you want to see how the actual filter behaves, it's here, though you won't be able to reproduce the bug because I removed all my regions with &'s in the names.

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Dear canton,

Thanks for the details, I have been able to duplicate same problem, and put it into our to-do list, our developers will take care of it.


It is now in our to-do list of Views 2.3, our developers are working on it. you can get the updated news by subscribing to our blog:

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