I have created two entities and I want to connect them by route. my edit route is:




    _entity_form: communication_variant.edit
    _title: 'Add/Edit Email Variant'
    entity_one: '%id'

        type: 'entity_one'
        type: entity:node 

but I get an error on edit path as it says: entity one is empty but as i check entity one has value in the table. so my idea is that on submission of entity two form, I get entity_one id by entity reference and set in my route. so I want to implement that idea any help?

  • that type definition there looks wrong, are you sure that is what you used? What are your actual entity type ids?
    – Berdir
    Feb 20, 2018 at 18:39

1 Answer 1


I have found the way to pass the value in edit route without using route subscriber or any pram converter. I will pass the value to Entity list builder default operations function. From there I can change the URL of edit and delete.

public function getDefaultOperations(EntityInterface $entity) {
    /* @var $entity \Drupal\my_module\Entity\entity_two */
    $operations = parent::getDefaultOperations($entity);
    $cid = $entity->cid->getString();
    $edit= \Drupal\Core\Url::fromRoute('entity.entity_two.edit_form',array('entity_one' => $cid , 'entity_two' => $entity->id()));
    $operations['edit'] = array(
        'title' => $this->t('edit'),
        'weight' => 10,
        'url' => $edit,
    $delete= \Drupal\Core\Url::fromRoute('entity.entity_two.delete_form',array('entity_one' => $cid , 'entity_two' => $entity->id()));
    $operations['delete'] = array(
        'title' => $this->t('delete'),
        'weight' => 11,
        'url' => $delete,

    return $operations;


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