I have a relationship field where the parent can select multiple children from multiple channels. When it comes time to display everything, I need to know what channel the child entry comes from so I can display the proper fields.

I tried:

{parent:channel_short_name} - <b>{parent:title}</b><br />

but no go. It literally just displays "{parent:channel_short_name}".

Any ideas? Just go get Playa?

Edit: Haha, yea never mind. I must have had a typo. It works fine.

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This example in the docs suggests that your code should be:

{parents:channel_short_name} - <b>{parents:title}</b><br />

Hopefully this helps.

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    Thanks for the quick response. I must have had my head in the clouds. Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 20:36
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    Amanda, don't forget to mark Sean's answer as accepted if it worked for you.
    – Alex Kendrick
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 13:57

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