I want to use the numeric matching possibility of EE with 2 conditions to only show entries that are in a certain range of values.

I tried these two but none of them works (it just shows nothing) :

search:cost=">={embed:the_cost-from}" search:cost="<={embed:the_cost-to}"


If I ask just for one search:cost numeric matching (search:cost=">={embed:the_cost-from}" or search:cost=">={embed:the_cost-to}") it displays something but not what I want because I want something from a range.

Is this a EE bug or simply not intended or I just do it wrong?

EE 2.9.2

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EE doesn't support that range syntax out of the box. It expects a single numeric value after the operator.

You'd need either the Query module or an add-on like Solspace Super Search or Low Search, by yours truly. With the latter, you can use this syntax:

{exp:low_search:results search:cost=">=10|<=20"}

Or use the Ranges filter, like so:

{exp:low_search:results range:cost="10|20"}

...or split up into two parameters:

{exp:low_search:results range-from:cost="10" range-to:cost="20"}

Note that the {exp:low_search:results} tag is interchangeable with the {exp:channel:entries} tag.

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    One clarifying addendum I'd add is that EE only supports multiple search parameters on different fields - so including search:cost twice does not result in two WHERE statements in the query - only one will be used. Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 12:53
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    Indeed, this is true for any parameter. Tags accept only unique parameter names, and uses the last one on the tag if multiple of the same param are given.
    – Low
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 13:25
  • @Derek Hogue Absolutely, that is what I noticed, the second crushes the first one.
    – pikarge
    Commented Feb 27, 2015 at 9:58
  • @Low Thanks for your answer. In fact I already use Supersearch for this project so I'm gonna use the customfield-from and customfield-to but I was thinking about using the simple {exp:channel:entries} tags so I could use these parameters : display_by="week" limit="1" because I don't see how to mimic this in {exp:super_search:results} to only show results that have been added whithin the last 7 days.
    – pikarge
    Commented Feb 27, 2015 at 10:06

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