Ok, let's see if I can explain this question, I have a channel with a playa field which refers to channel which has other playa fields in it that I want to display on the given page. How do call the other playa field? on that playa selections channel since just calling them doesn't work of course.

I get about this far, but don't know the next step?

{exp:playa:children field="FROM CHANNEL A"}


Hi Lisa, Thanks for responding I am somewhat new to playa and even to EE itself lets see if I can explain this better.

I have a channel called "data_entry" with a playa list {location_source} the items on the list refer to another channel called "locations" which contains another playa field called {second_order_location} that I want to display right before the {title} of the first playa list. Does that make sense?

{exp:playa:children field="location_source"}
    {if first_order_location_parent}{first_order_location},{/if} 

EDIT I wrote

     {exp:playa:children channel="data_entry" var_prefix="data_entry"}
        {data_entry:exp:playa:children channel="nwt_locations" var_prefix="first_order_location_parent"}
            {data_entry:title} - {first_order_location_parent:title}

All I get is the same as if I wrote {title} am I missing something? I am not sure what to do about the parameters. Thanks So much for time

  • What version of Playa are you on? And is this inside a channel entries tag? I'd love to know if this is isolated in a template, or part of a larger template. Definitely worth reducing as part of troubleshooting.
    – Lisa
    May 21, 2013 at 2:26
  • It is inside a channel entry and Playa version 4.3.3, EE 2.5.5
    – user1526
    May 21, 2013 at 16:19

1 Answer 1


Edited answer based on the OP edited answer :)

 {exp:channel:entries channel="news"}
    <h3>Article Media</h3>
        {exp:playa:children channel="news" var_prefix="news"}
            {news:exp:playa:children channel="editors" var_prefix="editor"}
                {news:title} - {editor:title}

This is directly from the example for var_prefix here:


You'll need to update your channel= parameters, and if you want to change the var prefixes, make sure you change them wherever they're referenced. Does that help?

-Lisa, P&T

  • Hi Lisa, thanks for responding I am somewhat new to playa nad even EE itslf lets see if i can explain this better.
    – user1526
    May 20, 2013 at 21:26
  • Check out my revised answer. :)
    – Lisa
    May 20, 2013 at 21:50

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