How can I assign a node to an organic group in code? After consulting following page

And de OG API I ended up with this code, but it throws an error 'The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.'

$node = node_load(5827);
$values = array('entity type' => 'node', 'entity' => $node, 'field_name' =>'og_group_ref');
og_group('node', 3, $values);

More info: OG-7.2.7

  • Check the watchdog, it will contain the real error message
    – Clive
    Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 11:51
  • Thanks for the advice. It seems like it want to add it to a user type instead of a node group type. OgException: OG membership can not be created in entity <em class="placeholder">user</em> and bundle <em class="placeholder">user</em> using the field <em class="placeholder">og_group_ref</em> as the field does not exist. in OgMembership->save() (line 50 I've tried the code on a clean install, but it gave me an identical error More info, but no success: drupal.org/node/1734526 drupal.org/node/1421478
    – kim.kaho
    Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 12:32
  • Ok, the issue was caused by type error in the values array. 'entity type' must be 'entity_type'. Now the code is error free but the nodes aren't assigned to group. Any suggestions?
    – kim.kaho
    Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 12:52

1 Answer 1


Found out removing the last line from the snippet 'node_save($node)' and the above type error was the reason for my problem. Thanks for the support.

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