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Sitecore 7.0 Upgrade (from 6.5) Search Dropdown Issue

We hit a snag in one of our instances that we we were upgrading. The upgrade finished but once we we were validating the site, none of the Search Options Dropdown was displaying.
I ran a compare on the files from a working copy to that of our instance and could not find any major difference so I suspected this to be data-related.

I could not figure out what was different from the working to that  of my instance so I decided to package the Items related to Buckets and install that to my target non-working instance. And voila! it works.

I opened up a ticket with Support to get to the root of the issue and provided them with the Buckets package (before I overwrote it).

They found out that the /sitecore/system/Settings/Buckets/Settings/Search Box Dropdown was not having any version! They gave it one and the dropdown now works.


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