I have one field collection with 4 fields. How to get the data of field collection in views tpl file

I am trying to load data as

field_collection = entity_load('field_collection_item', array($node->field_suppliers_value['und'][0]['value']));

The fields in field collection are one is text field and another one is entity reference and one more is term reference and last one is date type.

I am able to retrieve the data only for text data type and for other data types it was showing as [target_id]=some number.

How can i retrieve the data for other data types except text.

  • Your approach is correct. I would recommend to use dpm($field_collection) (a function bundled with devel module) to inspect the object. It even gives you the PHP expression needed to load any particular item from the object / array.
    – W.M.
    Apr 15, 2016 at 11:13

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These are the field data types and their column names:

  • Text - value
  • Entity Reference - target_id
  • Term Reference - tid

Combine that with field_get_items(), e.g.:

$items = field_get_items('node', $node, 'field_suppliers_value');

if ($items) {
  // Or $items[0]['target_id'], etc
  $fc = field_collection_item_load($items[0]['value']);

Hopefully that'll give you enough to go on.

  • In $fc i can see the target_id with some number, how can i get the data for that target_id. Please can you clarify me...If i print the $fc , the field array is like [field_technology_supplier] => Array ( [und] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [target_id] => 19417 ) ) ) Apr 15, 2016 at 11:44

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