The entityreference field (field_parent) shows up in node.tpl using print render($content);, but isn't displayed in search-result.tpl. My search-result.tpl looks like this right now:

<li class="<?php print $classes; ?>"<?php print $attributes; ?>>

  <?php print render($title_prefix); ?>

  <h3 class="title"<?php print $title_attributes; ?>>
    <a href="<?php print $url; ?>"><?php print $title; ?></a>

  <?php print render($title_suffix); ?>

    <div class="submitted">
    <div class="imported-text">Imported on <?php print $info_split['date']; ?>.</div>

    <div class="hr"></div>

    <div class="content">
    <div class="comments-link"><a href="<?php print $url; ?>">Comments</a></div>
    <div class="other-content">

    <div class="field-name-field-download"><a href="<?php print $result['node']-> field_download[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['url'] ?>">Download</a></div>
    <div class="field-name-field-lipsum"><span class="lipsum">Lipsum:</span> <?php print $result['node']-> field_lipsum[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['value'] ?></div>



I tried using <?php print $result['node']-> field_parent[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['value'] ?> but it gives me the error "Notice: Undefined index: value in include() (line 25 of ...\search-result.tpl.php)."

<?php print $result['node']-> field_parent[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['entity'] ?> gives

Recoverable fatal error: Object of class stdClass could not be converted to string in include() (line 25 of ...\search-result.tpl.php).

<?php print $result['node']-> field_parent[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['entityreference'] ?>

Notice: Undefined index: entityreference in include() (line 25 of ...\search-result.tpl.php).

  • have you tried using dpm($result) from the devel module? it would give you the array structure to more easily find the correct elements
    – Geoff
    Commented May 8, 2015 at 1:58
  • I've never used devel. Both documentation links I tried were dead, how can I use dpm($result) to solve this?
    – James
    Commented May 8, 2015 at 2:09
  • Just enable the devel module @Geoff linked to and then add <?php dpm($result); ?> to the top of search-result.tpl.php Commented May 8, 2015 at 3:50

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I solved this by using teaser view as my search result. My search-result.tpl file now looks like:

<li class="<?php print $classes; ?>"<?php print $attributes; ?>>

<?php $v = node_view($result['node'], 'teaser'); print render($v); ?>


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