i 'm working on a project about events in a city using Solspace calendar. What i want is the user to select some data in a form (date range, category -music, theatre, etc- and area). The data are going to the results page. Everything works on the results page apart the area which is a custom text field.

My code is

    limit="10" paginate="both"

The area text field is "event_city2" and values can be "Athens" or "Piraeus", etc Now, i have tried to include it inside the above code as a parameter like event_city2 ="segment_10" or calendar:event_city2 ="segment_10" or search:event_city2 ="segment_10" with no success

I saw in the solspace calendar documentation that a custom field can be a variable but not a parameter.

So i'm asking the community if there is a solution to that


  • Have you tried putting the segment tag into curly brackets...? e.g. event_city2="{segment_10}" Jan 27, 2017 at 11:16
  • Tried it ... does not work .. thanks for the response Jan 27, 2017 at 17:33

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It states in the docs that there is hard coded limit of 9 segments. So segment_10 will never resolve.

  • have removed other parameters and left only that as "{segment_2"} ... still does not work Jan 29, 2017 at 19:28

By its very nature, calendaring add-ons with recurring event handling like Calendar use a lot of resources to render. It may not be as much of an issue for smaller sites, but for ones with many events it becomes a major performance issue. Because of this, we kept the {exp:calendar:events} template tag very lean to keep it always running fast.

This unfortunately means that not all features available with {exp:channel:entries} are also available for {exp:calendar:events}. In this particular case, custom field searching (search:field_name="value") is not available at this time.

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