Custom Solr index conflict between IncludeTemplates and ExcludeTemplates nodes

Custom Solr index conflict between IncludeTemplates and ExcludeTemplates nodes

If you have a configuration file to define a custom Solr index that meets the following:

  • inherits the node documentOptions from the default defaultSolrIndexConfiguration.
  • defines an AddIncludedTemplate node.

This configuration is not allowed. Here is an example:

        <customIndexConfiguration type="Sitecore.ContentSearch.SolrProvider.SolrIndexConfiguration, Sitecore.ContentSearch.SolrProvider">          
          <documentOptions ref="contentSearch/indexConfigurations/defaultSolrIndexConfiguration/documentOptions">

By having this configuration you will start to see the following output in the logs:

34904 2021:08:14 14:47:48 WARN You have specified both 
IncludeTemplates and ExcludeTemplates. 
This logic is not supported. Exclude templates will be ignored.

Why is that? The defaultSolrIndexConfiguration already defines an AddExcludedTemplate node. It is not possible to have in the same index configuration both AddIncludedTemplate and AddExcludedTemplate at the same time.

How to fix it? Do not inherit the documentOptions node from the defaultSolrIndexConfiguration when you want to add an AddIncludedTemplate node. Instead, create a new documentOptions and copy the configuration you need from the defaultSolrIndexConfiguration:

<documentOptions type="Sitecore.ContentSearch.SolrProvider.SolrDocumentBuilderOptions, Sitecore.ContentSearch.SolrProvider">
  <fields hint="raw:AddComputedIndexField">
  <include hint="list:AddIncludedTemplate">

If you are using SXA, you should use SXA Item Crawlers. See Configure SXA indexing for more information.


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