We just upgraded our CiviCRM sites to 5.4.0 and found out that Search | Activity Search always leads to an empty result set. We're on Joomla 3.8.11 but I see the same result on the demo civicrm sandbox (which is running 5.6 alpha 1 on Drupal). Activities are still in place - they show up on contact pages and in the search builder. Is there a change in functionality on the Activity Search page that we're not aware of or is this a bug? Anyone able to confirm?

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I could replicate this issue on my local machine, this seems to be a core bug and have logged issue at https://lab.civicrm.org/dev/core/issues/353.

I think the search does provide results when we disable record type options enter image description here

So in the mean time until the bug gets fixed you can rely on this option (hope it shoes correct count of results ;))

I have also submitted PR for this at https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/pull/12713 if you can please try after applying patch and then comment on PR about your QA that would help to speedup the process of merging the code in next release.

  • Wim can please try the patch if it works for you? And also can this post marked as answered if it solves your problem? Aug 22, 2018 at 11:26
  • @PradeepNayak stack exchange etiquette is generally to allow 24h or so before accepting so other people aren't discouraged from answering, at least at first.
    – mbrig
    Aug 22, 2018 at 14:06
  • It seems the fix is working fine - thanks Pradeep for the quick reply. I'll leave this post open for a while to see if anyone else has additional comments :-) Aug 22, 2018 at 14:52
  • Marked as Answered Aug 28, 2018 at 8:34

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