In checking whether a form field contains an entry, it has been typical to do something like:

if (sizeof($form_state['values']['my_field'][LANGUAGE_NONE]) > 0)

because an empty field would still be an array, but an empty one. With entity reference fields, an empty field looks like:

          add_entityconnect_my_field_0_ = "New content"
          edit_entityconnect_my_field_0_ = "Edit content"

so that testing for the empty array fails. One could check to see if the target_id is empty, but I'm wondering if there's a way to test the form field for empty without needing to go down to that level.

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Take a look at entityreference_field_is_empty(), which at least will get you up a level by checking if target_id is empty on your behalf.

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