I have an entity that I has a taxonomy reference in it. it currently looks like this

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and I want this

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Is this one of the options in display options array? Or is it something different? How do I change this?

This is my code

$fields['category'] = BaseFieldDefinition::create('entity_reference')
      ->setDescription(t('Section this poll is to appear on'))
      ->setSetting('target_type', 'taxonomy_term')
      ->setDisplayOptions('form', array(
        'type' => 'entity_reference_autocomplete',
        'weight' => -10,
        'settings' => array(
          'match_operator' => 'CONTAINS',
          'size' => '60',
          'autocomplete_type' => 'tags',
          'placeholder' => '',
      ->setDisplayConfigurable('form', TRUE)
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    Is it that you want the field widget to look different, or do you want it to behave as a multiple-value field instead of a single-value field? – Les Lim Sep 16 '15 at 21:19
  • I would like both. more so the multiple value field – BrandenB171 Sep 17 '15 at 1:22

You just need to set the cardinality of the field.


Note that you need to re-install (to be safe, uninstall before making the change) or write an update function to convert the database structure if you make this change.

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  • This worked almost perfectly. I did this, uninstalled and reinstalled the module, but now i have a problem with view. I was using views contextual filters to change which one is displayed on different pages. In order to do that i needed to add a relationship. now it wont let me at the relationship, and my category field is not available for the contextual filter. why is that? – BrandenB171 Sep 17 '15 at 18:46
  • Yes, that's a known missing feature/bug, the automated views data generation doesn't work for multi-value base fields. See drupal.org/node/2477899. You'll either need to try the patches there but I have no idea in what state they are or define the views data yourself for now. Create a similar configurable field (that works), then dump the generated views data and adjust it. – Berdir Sep 18 '15 at 15:21

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