Issues with Multilist With Search field type

  • There is a number of known issues with the Multilist With Search field type, such as showing separate records for the numbered and language versions of the same item, freezing on the first load, and failing to parse some kinds of field sources.

    While many improvements have been made to the Multilist With Search functionality in Sitecore CMS 7.2 Update-6 (rev. 160123), it may still not provide enough means for searching and filtering.

  • When facing any issues related to the Multilist With Search field type or requiring additional filtering and sorting functionality, you can use the Advanced Search List field type as an alternative.

    Refer to the following source, which provides more details about the field type and instructions on how to enable it: Sitecore.Support.AdvancedSearchList.

Applies to:

CMS 7.2 Initial Release - 8.1 Update-2

CMS 8.1 Update-3

April 13, 2016
January 27, 2020

Reference number:

388614, 423230, 407051, 451508, 96756


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