I need to make a query where the same filed must have one value OR another. Basically:

->fieldCondition($field_example, 'tid', (array) $var1) ... OR
->fieldCondition($field_example, 'tid', (array) $var2)

Already saw some examples using TAG but I really don't understand how it's done. In alternative, can I use dbquery? Or should I avoid it?


2 Answers 2


You should be able to use db_or(), something like this:

$or = db_or()
  ->fieldCondition($field_example, 'tid', (array) $var1)
  ->fieldCondition($field_example, 'tid', (array) $var2);

More info here.

  • Thanks m1n0. I want to add that condition but I already have other in my query. $query = new EntityFieldQuery(); $query ->entityCondition('entity_type', 'node')->entityCondition('bundle', 'content_x') ->propertyCondition('status', 1)->fieldOrderBy('field_date', 'value', 'DESC') ->fieldCondition('field_division', 'tid', (array) $division) ... The OR condition here... ... ->range(0, 5) ->addMetaData('account', user_load(1)); $result = $query->execute(); So, I need not just the OR but to have the code I already had and the OR.
    – zephirus
    Apr 6, 2015 at 23:45

In EFQ, db_or() is not possible to add. So both the top answers are wrong!

By adding a TAG to the query and later altering it seems to be the best possible way. However I've found that using basic db_select instead of EFQ for those cases serves me good.

But who wants to add OR to EFQ: Using OR with EntityFieldQuery

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