After upgrading to 5.6.1, I've discovered that the option to edit the smart group search is missing.


  1. Contacts->Manage Groups
  2. Click on Settings beside a group
  3. At bottom of screen in 5.6.0 there were the options:

    • Contacts in this group
    • Edit Smart Group Criteria

As shown below:

Edit Smart group exists

But in 5.6.1 the option isn't displayed:

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Is this a bug introduced in 5.6.1?

  • no idea but have asked in the post-release chat room at chat.civicrm.org/civicrm/channels/dev-post-release
    – petednz - fuzion
    Oct 25, 2018 at 2:49
  • definitely seeing it on dmaster which suggests no regression (or short lived if it was) dmaster.demo.civicrm.org/civicrm/…
    – petednz - fuzion
    Oct 25, 2018 at 2:51
  • the link above is a to a smartgroup i created there which has the 'Edit Smart Group criteria' link on its Settings screen
    – petednz - fuzion
    Oct 25, 2018 at 2:52
  • I CAN see that link on a smart group (that I created) on my own copy of master so it's something about the group rather than a code change - I couldn't find a way to 'break ' the group
    – user4278
    Oct 25, 2018 at 3:50
  • clear templace_c diretory and rebuild your cache '/civicrm/menu/rebuild' Sep 30, 2019 at 4:37

2 Answers 2


In 5.6 I experienced problems with smart groups. When I upgraded to 5.6.1 they disappeared.

I'm looking at my Smart Group settings and all is well.

Try cleaning up your caches and deleting the contents of the templates_c folder.


Make sure you have updated any of your overridden Civi files.

Check your logs files and see if anything obvious flags.

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