This documentation refers to an earlier version of Islandora. is current.


The Islandora Solr Facet Pages module creates an alphabetical "A to Z" browse from metadata indexed in Solr. The "facets" are the fields that Solr will search in to build the A-to-Z browse. You can set up multiple A-to-Z pages.


This module requires the following modules/libraries:


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Install as usual, see this for further information.


To configure Facet Pages, set 'Results per page', and 'Maximum searchable facet values' go to Administration » Islandora » Solr index » Facet Pages (admin/islandora/search/islandora_solr/facet_pages).

To set up an A-to-Z browse page for any Solr field:

  1. Enter the name of an indexed Solr field of type "string" into Solr Field.
    1. See Appendix D for a list of Solr fields.
  2. Enter a label for the browse page for this Solr field.
  3. Enter a unique path ending for this browse page.
    1. The browse page will be automatically created at[path]
  4. Click Save.

The example in the above image creates an A-to-Z subject browse:



  • When Facet search form is enabled, a text field (e.g. *_t or *_mt) must be used, otherwise, the search will not work. Additionally, facets are presented in their raw, tokenized text form, which has an adverse affect on the display.
  • In Administration >> Structure >> Blocks there is an Islandora Solr facet pages block available which contains a list of links to all configured facet pages.


There are template files for the entire page and the results list. The alphabetical pager uses a theme function.

Template files can be overridden by a theme by copying the template file from the modules folder into the theme folder. You can override a theme per defined facet page by appending the path value to the template file. If you do, make sure to copy the original template file to your theme as well.

eg: islandora-solr-facet-pages-results.tpl.php islandora-solr-facet-pages-results--{your-path}.tpl.php



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