I want to add a field to a custom content type that allows users to select other content from the site to display as a list on the given node.

I can do this by creating an entity reference field to content type. This works, but I can only seem to have it show the link in reference to the Title field of the corresponding node. I want to set a different field as the link. How do I do this?

If I could show the fields in a view, I could select the field to show more easily, however, I have not found a way to have a view show the contents of a field from the current page.

Originally, I had implemented this via a system of taxonomy terms and a view but my users want the ability to go in and manually set the relationships so I have had to fall back to this. If someone has a better suggestion for this problem I would love to hear it.

  • you want to show the content field than title to user while selecting? Did you tried Entity Reference Views Select module, if it works?
    – Yogesh
    Sep 22, 2016 at 4:49
  • Ideally the user would still select based on the title. We just have a custom 'teaser-heading' field for display in lists and menus etc. Actually, really ideally the user would be able to choose for each item which is displayed.
    – tanbog
    Sep 22, 2016 at 4:54
  • I found this tutorial helpful: chapterthree.com/blog/… Dec 27, 2018 at 0:15

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I've done this before:

You can override the Autocomplete field widget, so instead of title, it will give you back something else! You need to inheritance the existing one and after 2-3 of other inheritance you will be able to reach the autocomplete ajax functionality and rewrite it. It's pretty complex, but not impossible!

  • This approach makes me curious, any suggestions where I can read more about doing this? I have worked around the issue for now by creating a view but would prefer to have control over the fields themselves.
    – tanbog
    Sep 23, 2016 at 12:43
  • Sure! I will get you the answer when I get back to the office on monday!
    – ssibal
    Sep 24, 2016 at 13:09
  • Could you share that with me too? Dec 20, 2018 at 23:56
  • I was able to do what I needed. I found this tutorial helpful: chapterthree.com/blog/… Dec 27, 2018 at 0:11

I think this is the module you are looking for: https://www.drupal.org/project/inline_entity_form

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