Seems that some users of the Better Exposed Filter module have created a functionality very similar to this Auto-submit submodule.
#797772: Make Apply button redundant (instant filter)

Their main issue is that this Auto-submit submodule doesn't allow for any granularity in settings -- it's either the whole view page or nothing at all. They'd like to see the ability to turn on auto-submit for certain exposed filters, but not others.

Anyone know whether this is feasible with the way the views hacks submodule is put together?

Also, any thoughts on whether auto-submit functionality belongs in View hacks, or whether BEF should take over? My personal feelings are that it belongs over here, since someone may way auto-submit without wanting their select lists to turn into radio or checkboxes (which is what BEF does). But hey, maybe I'm wrong.


infojunkie’s picture

Thanks for the suggestion. To anyone who wants to submit a patch: I'll gladly review it.

patcon’s picture

Thanks for reply infojunkie.

If I need this functionality in the future, I'll definitely contribute back. For now, I'll leave a note in the other thread that you're willing to accept patches.

infojunkie’s picture

You can also use hook_views_filters_autosubmit_exceptions($form, $view) to return input ids (i.e., client-side DOM ids) that should be ignored by auto-submit. I just added the $view parameter, so you will need to wait 12 hours until the dev release is refreshed. Let me know if this approach can help you.

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Thanks infojunkie. There's also something to do with the Select All/None links that BEF adds, but I'll look into that when the time comes.

Not sure if I'd go this route, but any thoughts on whether you'd want to avoid a ctools dependency?

dereine used it in his version for BEF:

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jsheffers’s picture

Subscribed would love this functionality!

goldlilys’s picture

Subscribing. Using BEF radios and whenever I click on a button on one view, it changes all of the other views in the same page as well. Which shouldn't happen.