Entries Fields

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Entries fields allow you to relate entries to the parent element.

# Settings


Entries fields have the following settings:

  • Sources – The sections you want to relate entries from. (Default is “All”.)
  • Target Locale – Which locale entries should be related with (this setting only appears if you’re running Craft Pro with more than one site locale)
  • Limit – The maximum number of entries that can be related with the field at once. (Default is no limit.)
  • Selection Label – The label that should be used on the field’s selection button.

# The Field

Entries fields list all of the currently selected entries, with a button to select new ones:


Clicking the “Add an entry” button will bring up a modal window where you can find and select additional entries:


# Editing Entry Content

Double-clicking on a selected entry will open a modal where you can edit the entry’s title and custom fields.


# Templating

If you have an element with an Entries field in your template, you can access its selected entries using your Entries field’s handle:

{% set entries = entry.entriesFieldHandle %}

That will give you an ElementCriteriaModel object, prepped to output all of the selected entries for the given field. In other words, the line above is really just a shortcut for this:

{% set entries = craft.entries({
  relatedTo: { sourceElement: entry, field: "entriesFieldHandle" },
  order:     "sortOrder",
  limit:     null
}) %}

(See Relations for more info on the relatedTo param.)

# Examples

To check if your Entries field has any selected entries, you can use the length filter:

{% if entry.entriesFieldHandle | length %}
{% endif %}

To loop through the selected entries, you can treat the field like an array:

{% for entry in entry.entriesFieldHandle %}
{% endfor %}

Rather than typing “entry.entriesFieldHandle” every time, you can call it once and set it to another variable:

{% set entries = entry.entriesFieldHandle %}

{% if entries | length %}

  <h3>Some great entries</h3>
  {% for entry in entries %}
  {% endfor %}

{% endif %}

You can add parameters to the ElementCriteriaModel object as well:

{% set newsEntries = entry.entriesFieldHandle.section('news') %}

If your Entries field is only meant to have a single entry selected, remember that calling your Entries field will still give you the same ElementCriteriaModel, not the selected entry. To get the first (and only) entry selected, use first():

{% set entry = entry.myEntriesField.first() %}

{% if entry %}
{% endif %}

# See Also