I have two content types: "project" and "task" Using flag and with support of entity reference + flagging form, users can append very rapidly new "task" nodes to the current "project" node they are viewing. The structure then is the following:

  1. Node type 1 >> project
  2. Node type 2 >> task
  3. Flag >> task appended to project; actually is a "container" of an Entity Reference(with multiple value) field linked to task

My target is create with views, a list of appended "task" nodes and show that list in a block to the related "project" node. I believe that I should use relationship + contextual filter, but I have no idea on how to achieve my needs.

Could you help me? Thank you all in advance!

Update on 13-01-2017 16:45: Attached step by step after suggestion from pierostz. These steps were done before the configuration window uploaded at 15:00. enter image description here

Update on 13-01-2017 15:00: Attached contextual filter Nid after a first aattempt after suggestion from pierostz. enter image description here

  • Looks like Drupal 7. Please tag your question with the right Drupal version.
    – leymannx
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 15:57

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Create a new view showing tasks nodes. In your view use these settings.

  1. Add a relationship "Entity Reference: Referencing entity".
  2. Add a contextual filter of "Content:nid" with the relationship you previously created as the selected option on the relationship select box. Also provide the default value from "Content ID from URL".

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  1. Create another contextual filter with "Content: References".
  2. Choose what fields to show as you normally do in a view.

I think this should do the trick.

  • Thank you pierostz for you kind reply. I tried to follow your guide, but i stucked on point 2, since I cannot find how to put "with the relationship you previously created as the selected option on the relationship select box". I add a screenshot to my main question in order to let you see what I have here. Thank you again!
    – in Cina
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 5:16
  • See my newly attached screenshot...the only reason you might not get the Relationship box is because you didn't create the relationship itself (Step 1). Also use the same method I do to provide the default value.
    – pierostz
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 8:28
  • Dear pierostz, thank you very much again. I actually created the relationship (at list I am convinced to), but seems like that the relationship I've created is not available. Check the new attached images, I've tried to "Add a new relationship" "Entity Reference: Referencing entity", but then when I try to add Contextual Filter the supposed created relationship is not available, I am doing something wrong?
    – in Cina
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 8:55
  • hm...I really can't see how this is not working for you...try creating a different relationship to see if you get the box...
    – pierostz
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 8:59

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