I have a problem with db_select, i want to return a node per row for each value of the multiple values field :

  • node_1 : value_1_of_the_multiple_values_field
  • node_1 : value_2_of_the_multiple_values_field
  • node_1 : value_2_of_the_multiple_values_field
  • ...

here is my code with the join it only return a node linked to the values of the field :

$query = db_select('node', 'n')

// Add join with multiple values field ( a date )

$query->join('field_data_field_date_programme_culturel', 'fdfdpc', 'fdfdpc.entity_id = n.nid');

any idea please?

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I've often struggled with the join methods in the D7 database layer. When I've needed to use a join, I've just used db_query() and passed it my SQL string. I know that when calling the join() method, you must already have the object initialised. So:

$query = db_select('node', 'n');
$query->join(field_data_field_date_programme_culturel', 'fdfdpc', 'fdfdpc.entity_id = n.nid');

and you already have it like this so I don't think that's the issue. I'd suggest using db_query($sql).


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