EE 2.7.2 Playa 4.4.5

I have two playa fields in my Recipes channel field group.

One is called similar_recipes, which relates to other entries within the recipes (which happens to be the channel this form is posting to).

The other is related_products.

    {if count > 0}<h3>Similar Recipes</h3>{/if}
            <a href="/recipes/view/{url_title}" title="{title}"><img src="{image:url:small}" alt="{title}"></a>

        <a href="/recipes/view/{url_title}" title="{title}">{title}</a>

    {if count > 0}<h3>Related Products</h3>{/if}
            <a href="/products/view/{url_title}" title="{title}"><img src="{image:url:small}" alt="{title}"></a>

        <a href="/products/view/{url_title}" title="{title}">{title}</a></p>

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I tried using the dynamic parameter, thinking it may be an issue with the fact I have a playa field that relates to its own entries, but I don't think thats the issue.

As you can see in the attached image, it acts like those fields do not exist in the channel field group.

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1 Answer 1


Looks like a variable name conflict. You can use "var_prefix" when this happens. Try something like this:

{exp:playa:children channel="recipe" entry_id="{entry_id}" field="similar_recipes" var_prefix="related" }


  • Added entry_id="{entry_id}" to exp:playa:children ... and it worked perfectly, thanks again.
    – Brad
    Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 14:51
  • You're most welcome... I added entry_id="{entry_id}" to me example code.
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:26

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