I am using rules to create nodes. Whenever a specific field on my target node-type is changed, a new new will be created and linked to the target node via entity reference field. I would like to know, when setting an entity reference field using rules, should I use the data selector 'node' or the data selector 'node:nid'?

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    Have you tried either option?
    – Felix Eve
    Apr 29, 2014 at 14:55
  • The answer: just the node. Anyone want to explain for the win?
    – Hoytman
    May 29, 2014 at 21:32

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When setting an entity reference with rules, there is no need to specify the nid field. setting the value to the node itself will work.

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