I have relationships field Foo where people can have more than one entry, basically a multiple relationships field.

I am not using {field:foo} to output my form field. Instead I am using multiple checkboxes to save the multiple relationships.

What is the proper way to do this?

Is there a native way to do this or do I have to resort to implementing a function in extensions to work them out?

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To output the information this worked for me:

<p class="grid-row"><em>Fav Style:</em><span>{options:member_favourite_drinks}{if selected}{option_name},{/if}{/options:member_favourite_drinks}</span></p>

... and to have this in a select list:

     {if field_name=="member_favourite_drinks"}
            <select id="{field_name}" name="{field_name}[data][]" multiple="multiple">
                  <option value="">Select...</option>
                      <option value="{option_value}"{selected}>{option_name}</option>

... checkboxes will need an embed inside the form:


contents would be:

{exp:channel:entries channel="drinks" order="title" sort="asc" dynamic="no"}
    <div class="form-item form-item-checkbox form-item-small">
            <label for="member_favourite_drinks_{count}">
                    <input type="checkbox" name="member_favourite_drinks[data][]" value="{entry_id}" id="member_favourite_drinks_{count}">
  • Thank you for your response. This snippet, name="member_favourite_drinks[data][]", was what I was looking for. Oct 7, 2013 at 3:01
  • Nice solution, how are the checkboxes checked? (when editing)
    – GDmac
    Oct 7, 2013 at 4:30
  • @GDmac I had to make a custom plugin for it. The channel entries solution has no way of knowing which values are selected by itself. Oct 7, 2013 at 6:16
  • You could pass the entry_id to the embed, and try using the parents tag with the embed:entry_id. If it is a match, just output checked or checked="checked".
    – GDmac
    Oct 7, 2013 at 7:09

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