In Drupal 8, I have a content type Story, with a multi-value entity reference to content type Project, which, in turn, has a multi-value reference to Team-Member, which has a single-value reference to Person. In my story node, I want to show a list of projects, and within each, a list of team members.

I have an embedded view (content type Story), to which I'm passing the nid as a contextual filter, with 3 relationships defined: referenced Projects, referenced Team-Members, and referenced Persons. I've added fields from all 3 types, each using the correct relationship, I'm pretty sure.

I'm getting Project fields correctly, each Project in a row. But I'm not getting anything for Team-Members or Persons.

Am I asking this view to do something views can't do, by having multi-value references 2 levels deep? Is there a better approach? Am I missing something?

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Am I asking this view to do something views can't do, by having multi-value references 2 levels deep?

Yes, to my knowledge there is no way to go 2 levels deep for this scenario.

One possible solution, to work around this constraint, would be to use Views Field View and...

1) Create a team member view that uses the project nid as a contextual filter.

2) Add the project nid (content id) as field to your original view so you can pass it to the views field view.

3) In original view, add a views field, select the team member view you created in Step 1 and pass it the project nid (content id).

  • Thank you for validating my conclusion! I considered Views Field View, but the twig solution (see my answer) is working pretty elegantly for this situation.
    – timwilson
    Jul 24, 2018 at 13:48

After spending a day trying to make this work as an embedded view, I decided to take another approach. Given that my need here is specific to a particular page template, I just wrote a nested loop in twig, with a couple of tests to replicate filters the view would have applied. Much simpler for this situation.


I had the same challenge, and I was able to set up multi-level relationships - thanks to another article on this platform.

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