I have installed the Views Bulk Operations module and am looking to use it to mass edit my content. However, when I select a few nodes to edit and select Modify Entity Values and click Execute, I get taken to a page that simply says, "The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later."

Unfortunately, my server logs and Drupal logs come up empty as to what error may have occurred.

Additionally, it seems like when I select Modify Entity Values, I should see an option for what entity value I am looking to modify but I am never presented with that option.

As an alternative, I found a guide that demonstrates how to replicate this behavior with Rules components but I have not yet been able to figure out how to make this work with taxonomy terms.

I would prefer however, to simply get the Views Bulk Operations to work as I would expect.

  • What happens if you choose just one of the selected items and go to its edit page? Does the edit page save successfully? Does it give any errors?
    – AltaGrade
    Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 16:52
  • It's the same error whether I select one or ten. Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 16:59
  • I meant not through VBO, go directly to one of selected item's edit page and try. I am trying to see if you have some kind of issue without VBO involved first.
    – AltaGrade
    Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 17:00
  • Oh whoops. When I edit an individual page I'm able to make edits as you would expect. Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 17:20
  • Can you then re-configure VBO with minimal settings (to change, for example, just one field value) select just one item and see it goes through. If it does then start adding more change fields one by one. If not then something is wrong with VBO or its settings and you might want to re-install it.
    – AltaGrade
    Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 18:57

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I finally managed to get this working. Under show available tokens, I previously had selected -- All --.

I have since changed this to be just the fields that I'm interested in having edited and it works as expected now.

My theory is that I have a lot of content types with a lot of fields and it was hitting some sort of memory error. However, I never saw an error reported.

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