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I'm building a site for a school, with several content types:

  • A Class holds the general info about a class: description, tuition, etc. One field in the Class type is an Entity Reference for an Instructor.
  • An Instructor is the teacher of a Class.

When adding a new Class, the user will add an Instructor using the Entity Reference field (as an "autocomplete" widget). However, I also want the list of Instructors to link to the Classes each one teaches. How do I do this without having to enter the data on both the Class page and the Instructors page?

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    If you use Views you can add a reversed relationship and output the desired fields. – Neograph734 Mar 7 '15 at 16:43
  • Is that the "Referencing Entity" in Relationships? – Robert D. Mar 7 '15 at 17:28
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    Yup, that is the one. – Neograph734 Mar 7 '15 at 17:29
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Actually found a great tutorial which explains in detail how to do this: Using Views Contextual Filter and Relationship to display reference on referenced node.

Now, I have another, related, question: What if I want to include the Classes taught by the Instructor on the "list of instructors" page (which is a View)?

  • Please don't include a question in an answer, but post a new question instead. That way we keep question and answer together for future reference. – Neograph734 Mar 8 '15 at 8:45

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