Entity Reference

By shane
2015-06-06 20:09
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What if you had to go build a Drupal site on a remote island without WiFI? Yes that's right, no internet connection at all? What modules would you bring with you?

By shane
2014-10-24 08:14
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #175

If you have ever built a site using the entity reference module, then the Entity Reference View Widget module is a module that you should know about. It isn't always necessary, but can be a lifesaver if you have a lot of referenced content that you need to sort through and select from on your Entity Reference fields. This is a good replacement for using a traditional autocomplete field for your entity reference fields..

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By shane
2014-10-10 07:26
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #172

The Entity Reference module not only allows you to reference entities within your Drupal site, it also allows you to do so using a custom created entity reference view. This allows you to leverage the power of the views module to control how the entity reference selection field is displayed.

Just getting started with the views module? Check out our Intro to Drupal views.

By shane
2014-05-21 06:50
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #151

If you want to learn how to use Drupal 7 Entity Reference fields with the Views module you have come to the right place. I first covered the Drupal 7 Entity Reference module in the Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #7, but I never went into the details of how to use it in a view. In this episode, you will learn how to create a couple Entity Reference fields and use the Drupal 7 Views module to display the referenced/related content. This episode goes over the basics of how to use Views Relationships and Views Contextual Filters.

By shane
2013-01-31 23:27
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #99

The Drupal 7 Entity Connect module makes it extremely easy to add or edit referenced entities from within an entity reference field. If you have ever used the entity reference module, this module is definitely one you need to check out.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to add a new node from within an entity reference field
  • How to edit an existing node from within an entity reference field
By shane
2013-01-30 23:50
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #98

The Drupal 7 Entity Reference Prepopulate module allows you to automatically populate an Entity Reference Field from the URL. This is similar to a Drupal 6 module called Nodereference URL widget, but works with all entities.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to configure the Entity Reference Prepopulate module
  • How to construct the URL to get the Entity Reference Field to fill in automatically
By shane
2013-01-09 19:02
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #84

The Drupal 7 Entity Reference Multiple Display Module extends the Entity Reference module by allowing you to differentiate the display anytime you are referencing multiple entities from one Entity Reference field. For example, if you reference 3 entities, you may want to display the first entity as the full entity, and the next two entities as teasers. This module allows you to do just that.

Note: I apologize for the audio issues with this video. Was having some issues with my microphone.

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By shane
2012-10-15 22:31
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #29

In this episode we learn about the Drupal 7 Automatic Entity Label module that can serve as a replacement to the Automatic Node Title module that we learned about in the Daily Dose of Drupal episode 27.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What the Drupal 7 Automatic Entity Label module is and how it differs from the Automatic Node title module
  • How to hide the Drupal title field and automatically generate the value based on Drupal 7 token values for Node titles and comment titles.
By shane
2012-09-13 16:37
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #7

Sometimes in Drupal, you need to be able to relate or reference content from within another piece of content. Lets say you are building an inventory management system and want to make sure to remember that Dave (a User) checked out the stapler (a Node or piece of content in the Drupal site)... Well the Entity Reference module makes this possible. There are many different use cases for this, so watch the video and learn how it will make your life easier.

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