I have the following code. I am able to load the field collection item using entity_load_single. I want to be able to get the node id for a given field collection item. How can I achieve this?

function dc_car_guide_model($model_id)
    $model = entity_load_single('field_collection_item', $model_id);
    //How can I get nid?

2 Answers 2

$model = entity_load_single('field_collection_item', $model_id);
$node = $model->hostEntity();
echo $node->nid;
  • Is it possible to retrieve the data in a particular field used in Field Collection? A bit offside I know but am just curious. Jul 1, 2013 at 15:21
  • Yes, the Field API works for fields on Field Collection entities as well. field_get_items('field_collection_item', $field_collection, 'field_FIELD_NAME'); will return an array of values for a named field on that field collection entity. You can also use the Entity metadata wrappers (considered the new, slick way to do this :-p). Just specify that you're loading a wrapper for a field_collection_item instead of a node.
    – thirdender
    Sep 10, 2013 at 23:52

Using EntityFieldQuery:

  $query = new EntityFieldQuery();
  $query->entityCondition('entity_type', 'node')
    ->fieldCondition('field_MYCOLLECTIONFIELD', 'value',  $model_id, '=');
  $result = $query->execute();

  if (!empty($result['node'])) {
    $nid = key($result['node']);

replace field_MYCOLLECTIONFIELD with the machine name of the Field Collection field on your node.

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