Drupal 7

I am attempting to print just the city value within the location array.

I have created a content type with location and created a custom node template node--content.tpl.php. Inside of my if ($teaser) statement I have the following code:

print render($content)

Which effectively hides the full field_event_location and renders all other content listed in the display settings of drupal 7 admin. I am attempting to render the city field with the following line:

print render($content['field_event_location']['und'][0]['city'])

I used


to print the array with the following results:

[field_event_location] => Array
        [und] => Array
                [0] => Array
                        [lid] => 167
                        [street] => 4501 Main Street
                        [additional] => 
                        [city] => Kansas City
                        [province] => 
                        [postal_code] => 64130
                        [country] => us
                        [source] => 3
                        [is_primary] => 0
                        [province_name] => 
                        [country_name] => United States
                        [email] => 
                        [phone] => 



I did some basic de-bugging I found from this post (How to print render Location's sub-fields?), and was able to print render($content['body']) as well as get the full location output from print render($content['field_event_location'])

2 Answers 2


The dirty way is : don't user "render".

Just print it:

print $content['field_event_location']['und'][0]['city'];
  • I was unable to get print $content to work, however I did get a log message for this one Notice: Undefined index: und in include() (line 94 of /sites/all/themes/theme-name/templates/node--content-type.tpl.php).
    – Jeff
    Dec 17, 2013 at 17:51
  • Do you have the devel module installed? If yes, just send a dsm($content); to get the $content variable structure. But, regarding your post and the print_r you posted, this should work. And also you should check before that the variable exists of course...
    – Matt
    Dec 17, 2013 at 17:54
  • Thanks @Matt, using devel, I was able to see the location values listed under #items, and not und. After making that change in the tpl file it works as intended.
    – Jeff
    Dec 17, 2013 at 20:39

Have you tried to grab the data from the node? Try this:

print $node->field_event_location['und'][0]['city'];

  • I was unable to get a different result from this
    – Jeff
    Dec 17, 2013 at 17:38

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