Smart Search and Zoo are working as expected in 95% of Zoo items. However, something strange is happening with the remaining 5% causing them not to work.

I have items with the text 1,251,647 that index perfectly, but I have items with the text 1,275,618 that do not work.

I already noticed that the expression 1,275,618 is not in the ##_zoo_search_index table.

Anyone have any idea what might be happening?

  • Have you tried reindexing?
    – Lodder
    Mar 20, 2017 at 11:57
  • Yes. But the problem was not run smart search index. The problem was when the item was saved and Zoo and at this moment dont save the content in ## _ zoo_search_index
    – Max
    Mar 20, 2017 at 14:02

1 Answer 1


I found a solution.

The problem was "multiple" repeatable element entries.

I changed:



public function getSearchData() {
    $hits = $this->get('hits', 0);
    return $hits;
    return implode(', ', array($this->get('title'), $this->get('value')));


protected function _getSearchData() {
    // clean html tags
    $value  = $this->app->object->create('JFilterInput')->clean($this->get('title', ''));
    return (empty($value) ? null : $value);
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    Aug 17, 2018 at 13:52

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