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Good day to everyone!

some help needed with fetching result out of EntityFieldQuery. Have a unique value of the field. I try to get 'nid' of node by value of the field with help of EntityFieldQuery. my problem is that i dont know how to fetch result in a right way to get just 'nid'. then knowing nid i will be able to load the node and do some work with it.

$query = new EntityFieldQuery;
$entities = $query->entityCondition('entity_type', 'node')
->entityCondition('bundle', 'order')
->fieldCondition('field_reference_number', 'value', $titleref)
->execute();
$result= $query->execute();
drupal_set_message('nid: ' .print_r($result, true));

my result is:

nid: Array ( [node] => Array ( [2250] => stdClass Object ( [nid] => 2250 [vid] => 2252 [type] => order ) ) ) 

how to fetch it corectly to get 'nid' out of it?

Thanks for your time

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The simplest way would be:

$result = $query->execute();

if (!empty($results['node'])) {
  $nids = array_keys($results['node']);
}

There are a few different ways to get the first nid out of the array if that's what you need; personally I prefer reset() as it's non-destructive to the original array (unlike array_shift() for example).

$first_nid = reset($nids);

If you then need the node objects you can pass that array straight to node_load_multiple():

$nodes = node_load_multiple($nids);
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    wasn't it too fast to answer ;) – user12068 Jan 10 '13 at 11:22
  • @Mark I have to write pretty much identical code 20 times a day so it's stuck in my brain :) – Clive Jan 10 '13 at 11:28

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