Is is possible to get custom field data of a calendar from a related event? Basically I want to be able to assign colors to calendars as a custom field, and then within the {events} variable pair set the background color of an event based on which calendar it belongs to. So something like:

{exp:calendar:cal date_range_start="year-month-01" ... }


    {date format="%J"}        


      <article style="background-color: #{calendar_color};">




The above code will only output a blank string for the {calendar_color} custom field (I assume this is because the {exp:calendar:cal} tag by default will output multiple calendars).

So basically I'm just looking for a way to create a reverse relationship from the event to the calendar based on the relationship that is already setup between calendars and events with Solspace Calendar.

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Yes you can call relationships inside calendar events. You need to follow the correct syntax just as if this were a regular calendar:entries tag. ref http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/modules/channel/relationships.html

  • Does this actually work for you, @pseudoclass? I'm assuming your {calendar_color} is a custom field in your Calendar channel. And events are related to a Calendar, but not through an EE relationship... so what syntax do you use to output {calendar_color} from within an {exp:calendar:cal} or {exp:calendar:events} tag? Oct 9, 2015 at 20:08

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