I have a page where I am displaying all the information from a channel entry along with some information from the playa parent field. But I have not been able to get to display the categories associated with the parent. Is it possible to do this? My code is here below

{exp:playa:parents channel="book" disable=""} {title}


{categories show_group="9"} {category_name} {/categories} MORE DETAILS {/exp:playa:parents}

I had a similar problem with exp:playa:children before and I sorted that by adding the disable="members" parameter. Anyone know how I can get this to work?

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Assuming your playa tags are within the channel entries tag, try adding var_prefix to separate the playa results from the channel entries results. It might be that the categories tag pair as you have it set up is applying to your channel entries results.


    {pl:categories show_group="9"}

  • I'm having the same problem as Sucharitha and gave this a shot and it didn't make any difference...any other ideas? Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 16:15
  • I tested before posting so it might be another issue. Maybe a new post with your template code? Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 18:05
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    Romans-8---31-39, Just went and checked out the docs again and found this note...Note: Playa sets the disable tag parameter to “categories|category_fields|member_data|pagination” by default. So if you want to display categories, member data, or pagination tags in your Playa tag pair, you’ll need to override that parameter. Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 18:13
  • woops, hit Enter too soon...after reading that, I set the disabled parameter without categories in it and it worked. Thank you! My guess it will work for Sucharitha as well. Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 18:14

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