I need to write a custom query against the exp_channel_data table. However, one of the channel's field is a relationship field. How do I track that back to the appropriate column in the exp_channel_data?

I've looked in the exp_channel_fields table and found the relationship's field_id (say it's 10). However, when I look exp_channel_data.field_id_10, I just see some number in it. I was hoping it would give me the entry id of the row it's related to. Any ideas how to do this? I'm trying to do a JOIN based on the entry id.


The number that you are seeing in field_id is the rel_id from the exp_relationships table in that table you have access to the child and parent id's so that you can build your query.

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I would do something like this:

FROM exp_channel_data 
exp_channel_title.entry_id = exp:channel_data.entry_id

To get the join right for the two main tables, but what kind of information do you need exactly from the relationship field?

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