We have an Entity reference field on Basic Page content type that is set to Articles. The Articles content type has a field, field_category that is a taxonomy term.

What is the correct token to get the value of the field_category?

Basic Page:

  • field_articles -> entity reference to Article content type.

Article page:

  • field_category -> taxonomy term field.


  • Return the field_category label from the Article node that is set on the Basic Page


Basic Page -> page1(nid=0)

  1. field_articles = articlePage1 (target_id = 1)

Article page -> ArticlePage1 (nid = 1)

  1. field_category = Cloud (tid = 10)

Token should return Cloud for page1.

We tried the following but it didn't work.


1 Answer 1


You try use hook_tokens

     * Implements hook_tokens().
    function mymodule_tokens($type, $tokens, array $data, array $options, \Drupal\Core\Render\BubbleableMetadata $bubbleable_metadata) {
$replacements = array();
// $type is token type
      if ($type == 'node' && !empty($data['node'])) {
        foreach ($tokens as $name => $original) {
      // to do
        $replacements[$original] ='xxx';
      return $replacements;

See more api hook_tokens()

  • the custom token has been working as expected. Aug 23, 2018 at 15:38

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