I have a Low Variables Grid setup and I'm trying to just return the rows that match a value in a column, if it exists.

In the Low Variable setup, I have the column checked to be "Grid Column Searchable". And the grid column is a plain text field.

Is there any reason why my setup is returning all the rows, instead of just the one with "wa"?

{!-- Low Variables "Grid" Field. --}
{exp:low_variables:pair var="lv_states" search:gd_state="wa"}

Alternatively, I tried to see if the low variables "Table" fieldtype or P&T Field Pack "List" would cover it but that isn't giving a result either.

Is searching those two field types possible?

{!-- Low Variables "List" Field. --}
{exp:low_variables:pair var="lv_states" search:item="wa"}

Thank you for any assistance,

  • Both the Table and the List types don't support search:column parameters, so that's as expected. Which version of both EE and LV are you using?
    – Low
    Commented May 3, 2016 at 6:14
  • I was just looking into the bug history and it does look like the issue is related to the EE 2.73 / LV 2.61 setup I'm running. link
    – oliverb
    Commented May 3, 2016 at 18:29
  • I won't be available right away to run the ugrades on this older install... any suggestions for an alternative approach? The suggestion in the bug report doesn't seem to apply, as the /system/expressionengine/models/grid_model.php file has the recommended code in it.
    – oliverb
    Commented May 3, 2016 at 18:31
  • Not sure. I'd try and upgrade the software to the latest version.
    – Low
    Commented May 4, 2016 at 13:18

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Issue is related to a bug that existed with an older version of EE.


Grid Search Parameter Does Not Work With Low Variables

Thank you Low for your assistance.

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