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Product search missing from backend?


Product search missing from backend?

  • Product search missing from backend?
  • I have a site created in 5.3, and the products page in the backend doesn't have a product search so there is no way to get to a product without going through page after page of listings. I thought this was a massive oversight but I was also convinced that it used to be there, so I checked back on a different site built in 5.0 and that HAS a "Search..." button next to the "Create a..." button.

    In this 5.3 site I have the "Create a..." button which opens the list of product types to create from, and then next that is a button that just says "Create a product" which just opens up a "Create a General Product" page.

    Has anyone else experienced this? And how do I get the Search button to show?

  • Hi Nick,

    Product search should definitely still be there. I'm running 5.3 right now and it's there. What do you see when you inspect the page? Is the markup there at all? It uses the sfLinkBtn CSS class. Do you have any backend styles that might be causing this not to show properly?

    If you got to Administration > Backend Pages > eCommerce > Products and edit it (just like a front end page) do you see it there?

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  • Edit the .config file...Catalog.config?...might be one of the others, let me validate with an old dropbox version

    Look for lines that are line <remove with product search or search in them...that solved it for me

    **EDIT** FOUND IT:

    Look for: 

    <remove name="search" />
    (**DELETE THAT**)

  • Yup. I've the same experience. New website, 5.4 + hotfix, but no search button.
    How can I add this button?

    Kind regards,

  • Yes, that was our issue too.


    <remove name="search" />
    and also remove
    <item commandName="insert_command_sf_ec_prdct_generalproduct"commandButtonType="Standard" isFilter="False" cssClass="sfMainAction" text="Create a product"wrapperTagKey="Li" widgetType="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Backend.Elements.Widgets.CommandWidget"isSeparator="False" name="MenuCreatesf_ec_prdct_generalproduct"type:this="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Backend.Elements.Config.CommandWidgetElement, Telerik.Sitefinity" />

    This second one created the "create a general product button". I don't know how either of those got into this file because it hasn't been edited manually.