I have a content type, Company, which is referenced to a User with an entity reference. The token for that entity reference for the current user is [current-user:field_user_company].

No matter how I configure the field I'm using the token in, when using this token, it always translates in a the label with a link <a href="/node/17" hreflang="en">TEST COMPANY</a>.

Is there any way I could make this token translate into just the Node ID (17 in this case)? I would need just the ID to pass the reference on to other entities in a workflow (using Rules or Business Rules).

  • Not sure what version of Drupal you're using (not sure it even matters actually), but try [current-user:field_user_company:entity:nid]
    – Clive
    Commented Oct 24, 2018 at 19:20
  • Thanks. But, no, that didn't work (for Drupal 8). The token doesn't translate at all (empty output).
    – user89568
    Commented Oct 24, 2018 at 19:36
  • Maybe [current-user:field_user_company:0:entity:nid] or [current-user:field_user_company:0:entity:id]`?
    – Clive
    Commented Oct 24, 2018 at 19:39
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    Or possibly [current-user:field_user_company:target_id] or [current-user:field_user_company:0:target_id]
    – Clive
    Commented Oct 24, 2018 at 19:44
  • Yes! [current-user:field_user_companies_represented:target_id] did the trick. Thanks a lot!!!
    – user89568
    Commented Oct 24, 2018 at 19:52

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Adding the solution given by Clive in the comments to my question as an answer :


= the token translating into the node ID of a referenced content type.

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