Sitecore ContentSearch Get Latest Version

The Sitecore ContentSearch API allows you to index content in either .NET Lucene or SOLR, dramatically speeding up retrieval of content, especially when querying items that are scattered across your content tree.

Content retrieved from the ContentSearch API is not Sitecore Content Items (of type Sitecore.Data.Items.Item), they are objects that you have defined yourself. This is why you will experience that when querying from the MASTER database index (SITECORE_MASTER_INDEX), you will receive one result per version (and one result per language) rather than one Item object containing all versions and languages.

To overcome this issue, Sitecore have added a few nifty fields to the index, for example the _latestversion field:

Latest Version Field from SOLR

Latest Version Field found in my SOLR index

So when querying the index, you can add the _latestversion field:

query = query.Where(item => item["_latestversion"].Equals("1")); 

BTW, _latestversion is defined in a constant value in Sitecore:



About briancaos

Developer at Pentia A/S since 2003. Have developed Web Applications using Sitecore Since Sitecore 4.1.
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3 Responses to Sitecore ContentSearch Get Latest Version

  1. Manojh Kumar says:

    Sitecore Content Management System puts the power of personalization and conversation management right in the hands. Sitecore uses a highly configurable technology platform to leverage all its features, its opens numerous opportunities for leveraging content in sitecore more effectively.


  2. Bhavik Patel says:

    Awesome Brian, thank you!


  3. sam says:

    item[Sitecore.ContentSearch.BuiltinFields.LatestVersion].Equals(“1”) is not working for Arabic Languages


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