I needed get field's value and pass it as contextual filter to "entity reference view" just described as views and contextual filters with entity reference field.

But $Node = menu_get_object() is not retuning node object.

The scenario

Nodes Items of custom content type

Title : Sony LCD
Tags : electronic

Title : The godfather
Tags :Books

Node of custom content type Review. It's node id is 10

Title : Make a Review
Filter Tags : Taxonomy terms reference (e.x electronic, books, movies etc)

Attach a entityform to above node using entity reference and also back referenced with enityreference_current

My Review Item : EnityReference field - Entity reference view - Autocomplete widget
Review : text area

When node/10 is viewed, user will have to fill "my review item",but should be filter based on "Filter tags" that was already set.

Code inside VIEWS PHP under Contextual Filter

$node = menu_get_object ();
$ Related_ids = array ();
    $ Related = field_get_items ('node', $node, 'field_filter_tags') // Get the term reference field
    if ($related && is_array ($related) && sizeof ($related)> 0) {
      for ($i = 0; $i <count ($related); $i++) {
        $ Related_ids [] = $related [$i]['target_id'];
    return implode (',', $related_ids);//to perform AND 

Update : I also tried with $node= node_load(arg(1)); , this time $node variable set but not type of node. Then I dpm(arg(1)); it shows string autocomplete(yes just autocomplete not string entered in field).

  • menu_get_object gets a loaded object from a router item. If you call it when non-node is displayed, it simply cannot return node. Where exactly do you call it? And what exactly does it return?
    – Mołot
    Aug 30, 2013 at 10:05
  • @Mołot entityform is attached to node like mentioned in this thread.Entity Form submission is done via node(in above case node/10).That means node object is displaying, am I correct?. In php code I am checking if(isset($node)) return 1; else return 0; and it returning 0.
    – kiranking
    Aug 30, 2013 at 10:24
  • That should mean it. But if the attached part is rendered separately, that connection might be lost inside. Try to dpr($node); in your code and tell us what really is there, OK?
    – Mołot
    Aug 30, 2013 at 10:27
  • dpr($node); is not showing anything but, notice shown Notice: Undefined variable: node in eval() (line 8 of C:\server\www\mysite.local\sites\all\modules\views\plugins\views_plugin_argument_default_php.inc(53) : eval()'d code).Another thing menu_get_object() is called without parameter as default is 'node'.Is it possible to use entity_metada_wrapper inside view's php code section to get node?
    – kiranking
    Aug 30, 2013 at 10:49
  • If dpr(menu_get_object()) also fails, we have a problem. What you say about entity_metada_wrapper sounds reasonable, but I can't tell now, sorry.
    – Mołot
    Aug 30, 2013 at 10:57

1 Answer 1


The entityreference autocomplete paths are defined in entityreference_menu() as:

  • entityreference/autocomplete/single/%/%/%
  • entityreference/autocomplete/tags/%/%/%

The wildcard arguments are field name, entity type and bundle respectively. The entityreference_autocomplete_callback() function also accepts an optional entity id and string parameter (the last being the search string).

So while you're expecting the path to be node/[nid], it'll actually be one of the above - which explains why arg(1) is giving you the string autocomplete.

I haven't tried it but you should be able to use arg(6) to get the node ID in your current context.

  • I checked with arg(6) but failed to get node. I also checked from arg(1)_ to arg(10) and dpm that. The last entity that is fetched was "st" beyond that every args returns empty.I didn't get what exactly st here.arg 1 autocomplete | arg 2 single | arg 3 field_select_books | arg 4 entityform | arg 5 add_book | arg 6 NULL | arg 7 st
    – kiranking
    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:18
  • When autocomplete field is moved from entityform to its parent node then arg(6) is returning node as you told. ReviewNode title,tags,{entityform [aucomplete entity reference view]} - doesn't work ReviewNode title,tags,[aucomplete entity reference view],{entityform} worked. From this what I am getting is, it is not further backtracing beyond entityform to get its parent element :(.
    – kiranking
    Sep 1, 2013 at 9:30
  • I think the problem is with entityform when it is attached node.Some issues @ D.O drupal.org/node/2043287#comment-7750131 , drupal.org/node/2244987 , drupal.org/node/2078573
    – kiranking
    Jun 1, 2014 at 20:36

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