I have entity reference field field_patient_reference. While adding a relationship in views I get two options : What is the difference between the two options below:

Entity Reference: Referencing entity A bridge to the Content entity that is referencing Content via field_patient_reference


Entity Reference: Referenced Entity A bridge to the Content entity that is referenced via field_patient_reference

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Lets say that Content A references Content B via an entity reference.

Content B is the Referenced Entity, while Content A is the Referencing Entity.

It really depends on what you are trying to see. Say for example you pull a view of all content type B but want data from content A. In that case you would use Entity Reference: Referencing entity. If you have Content A and want data about Content B you would then use Entity Reference: Referenced Entity.

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