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CiviCRM 4.6.0
Joomla 3.4.1

I am getting errors on both manual use and cronjob:

Manual button in Groups:

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Return to home page.

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Scheduled Jobs (cronjob):

Parameters raw (from db settings): limit=Number optional-Limit the number of smart groups rebuild

Parameters parsed (and passed to API method): a:2:{s:7:"version";i:3;s:5:"limit";s:56:"Number optional-Limit the number of smart groups rebuild";}

Full message: Finished execution of Rebuild Smart Group Cache with result: Failure, Error message: A fatal error was triggered: is not of the type Int

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could you create a new issue for this on JIRA and link it as related to https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/browse/CRM-15816.


Maybe I'll save someone some time until there is some sort of integrated fix or if these are just flukes (however, I see them on multiple sites).

On one site with only one smart group: I disabled it I created a new smart group Successfully ran rebuild system cache!

It seemed to clear up an error in our dblog about htmlentities (htmlentities() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in CRM_Utils_Type::escape() (line 261 of sites\all\modules\civicrm\CRM\Utils\Type.php)) and also mailing issues to that smart group.

Tonight I'll try to disable all of my smart groups on another site, run the rebuild and see if it clears it up there.

Update: On site with multiple smart groups, I went to Manage Groups, clicked on Contacts for each Smart Group and on one group, I got the error message about is not of the type Int.

All other Smart Groups correctly displayed the contacts within that group.

So I disabled that Smart Group and successfully ran Rebuild Smart Group Cache.

If I re-enabled that group and ran the rebuild again, the htmlentities error came back.

  • on the site with multiple, does it work if you delete the smart group and recreate it? I think we had this once: the group broke for reasons unknown, but recreating fixed it and it hasn't recurred. Jul 8, 2015 at 10:58
  • In my experience, smart groups can break between upgrades, when the search form / database schema changes and the smart group is still expecting to see the old schema. Jul 4, 2019 at 15:25

Try PR created at this link which fixes some searches leading to DB error. May be, it should be able to fix your issue.

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