The following PHP in a node tpl file:


Will print this in the page: Value1

What I want however is if the field has a value of 'Value1' then I want to print something else on the page. Ive tried the following but I think I have a syntax error:

if ( check_plain($node->field_room[$node->language][0]['value']) == "Value1" ) {
                        echo "<p>Print something else </p>";
  • You should not need the check_plain() call for this purpose, by the way. I don't think it's the cause of the problem, though, unless the value you are actually checking for has HTML special characters in it. Mar 19, 2013 at 17:01

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There's no syntax error in the second code sample, if you're getting a syntax error it's not coming from those lines.

The best way to get values from an entity is with field_get_items():

$items = field_get_items('node', $node, 'field_room');
if (count($items) && check_plain($items[0]['value']) == 'Value1') {
  // Do something

But unless you have some sort of multi-lingual issue the code you've got should do exactly the same thing as that, so the problem might be elsewhere.

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