I spend hours to figure this out but no result. I want to auto-populate a field using entity references and views.

  • A field has a user entity reference
  • Using filters, I made a view narrowing down the results to 1 (the result I want to populate the field with)
  • I linked the field with the search result using "Views : ..." as a reference method.

The only thing that's preventing me from succeeding is that the widget always shows 2 results instead of 1 (SEE SCREENSHOT): - None - (Default) My result (Dreece in the screenshot)

so the "-None-" is preventing me from succeeding to do the auto-populate.

Any way to (NON PROGRAMMATICALLY) ommit the "-None-" (or put it as the second option)? - By configuring the View - By using View arguments?

Many thanks in advance!!!enter image description here


As soon as you make this field required it will have no - None - option anymore.


You can use function hook_element_info_alter D7:

function yourmodule_element_info_alter(array &$types) {
  if (isset($types['select'])) {
    $types['select']['#process'][] = 'remove_element_na';

function remove_element_na($element) {
  if (isset($element['#field_name']) && $element['#field_name'] == 'field_name') {
  return $element;

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