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This code below displays the current taxonomy term on a taxonomy term page

$current = taxonomy_term_load(arg(2)); ?>
if ($current): ?>
echo $current->name; ?>
endif; ?>

The code below displays the error: "Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in eval() (line 9 of...) Line 9 is "echo $parent->name;"

$parent = taxonomy_get_parents($current->tid);
if ($parent){
echo $parent->name;
}?>

I'm really confused as to why the first set of code works but the 2nd doesn't? "print_r($parent);" displays the info below, so the data is there.

Array ( [3218] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 3218 [vid] => 12 [name] => NAME OF TAXONOMY TERM [description] => This is the description area [format] => full_html [weight] => 0 [vocabulary_machine_name] => mfr_model [field_displayed_view] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [vname] => final_term_pages|testing [vargs] => ) ) ) [metatags] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [title] => Array ( [value] => This is the meta page title ) [description] => Array ( [value] => This is the meta description ) ) ) ) )

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  • I should say that both these groups of code are in the same newly formed block using the php filter. Jan 19, 2015 at 6:40
  • Because taxonomy_get_parents returns An array of term objects...?
    – Clive
    Jan 19, 2015 at 11:06
  • I know very little about php, but I see that now. If I print $current, it shows as a "stdClass Object" and not an array as the second group of code. My question would be then, how do I print the [name} part of the array only? Jan 19, 2015 at 15:18
  • There are quite a few ways - $x = array_shift($parent); echo $x->name; would be one. echo reset($parent)->name; would be another, etc
    – Clive
    Jan 19, 2015 at 16:37

1 Answer 1

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If you check out the docs for taxonomy_get_parents() you can see that the return value is an array of parent terms.

So you might loop through the results like this:

$parents = taxonomy_get_parents($current->tid);
foreach ($parents as $parent) {
  echo $parent->name;
}

or use just the first one like this:

$parents = taxonomy_get_parents($current->tid);
if ($parents) {
  echo $parents[0]->name;
}

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