I want to use a button to create a new article.

I write two rules to do the following work

snapshot 2 snapshot 2

snapshot 3 snapshot 3

The snapshot 2 creates a new content; the snapshot 3 fills the field of the content just created.

I can't fill the node reference field; how can i do that?

The button I put is on a different kind of content type.

I hope some body can help me fix this article.

2 Answers 2


I found how to fix my own problem


Perhaps you could have a PHP action like this:

$nid = arg(1); //Gets the nid from the url
$node = node_load($nid);
$node->field_YOURFIELD['und'][0]['target_id'] = 10; //nid of referenced node

This works with the Entity References module. I don't know about the node reference module. It might be 'value' instead of 'target id'. You can use the Devel module to find out.

You'll need to enable the PHP module.

  • thx for answering, but i have a question,if i change the URL alias,the code "$nid = arg(1)" still can get the node id ?
    – cobenash
    Jun 7, 2012 at 4:08
  • It works in D7 even with aliased nodes. Not sure about D6. You need to make sure the code is not firing on the home page otherwise you'll get an error.
    – Dave
    Jun 7, 2012 at 21:36
  • Sorry, i have a PHP action and wrote the same code above.But the return value of arg(1) is 'AJAX' and the return value of arg(0) is 'system'. The corresponding url is "localhost/test2/node/35".Could u plz tell me where's problem?
    – cobenash
    Jun 8, 2012 at 3:44
  • Thx!i fixed the problem
    – cobenash
    Jun 8, 2012 at 8:58

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