I have following content types: "Person" and "Publication" and I'm showing the publications using a view on a page, showing title, year, venue and authors. The authors in "Publication" are referenced to "Person" via entity reference.
I added filter criteria so the users visiting the page can search publications based on title, author etc. The problem now is, that the field for searching by author only accepts the author's entity ID. But I want the user to search by a part of the author's name (either the entity title or a specific field in the "Person" entity).
What would be the best way to do this? I tried different ways via contextual filters, relationships and entity reference on the view, but neither of them worked for me, or I made something wrong. Any help would be appreciated!