I'm using References module. I have parent node where I can choose multiple child nodes for it. This parent has reference-field. I have made views to list child nodes when viewing parent node.

Now I need to have views to show parent node when viewing child node.

This should be fairly easy to do(?), but I was not able to achieve it. I tried with reverse reference relationship, but it does not show nothing on child page.

How to show parent node (in views) when viewing child node?

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Create one content type view with views module,

Set relationship >> Content: Reference node (field_reference_node)

In contextual filter >> Content: Nid (relationship field_reference_node)

Pass NID of child node within argument will result all node referenced with parent content.

  • Are you suggesting to use Entity reference module? I dont have field Entity fields in my Views: (choose Entity Reference: Referenced Entity)
    – hene
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 6:29
  • no with reference module itself can be possible check edited answer
    – vgoradiya
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 6:31
  • Okey. What settings should I use in Contextual filter? I have added field Content: Nid. What to choose for: "When the filter value is NOT available"? Tried with "Display all results for the specified field" and "Provide default value: Content ID from URL". But it is showing all childs, not parents.
    – hene
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 6:36
  • what you added in relationship?
    – vgoradiya
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 6:41
  • I have added Reference field which is in Parent node: "Content: Reference".
    – hene
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 6:44

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