I have a Playa field that contains related People to display on a page. In each Person entry there is a standard EE Relationship field (pre EE2.6) to assign the Office Location.

What I need to do is show the telephone number from the Office Location, but can't figure out the best way to do it.

Here is my code;

{exp:playa:children field="page_people"}
    {exp:stash:append_list name="page_people" parse_tags="yes"}
        {!--This is the relationship field for Telephone--}
        {stash:person_telephone}{related_entries id='person_office'}{location_telephone}{/related_entries}{/stash:person_telephone}

When the page renders, it just displays as {REL[person_office]6g2JK3WuREL}.

If anyone can offer a suggestion, I would be grateful.


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The {related_entries} tag was used in EE1, but is no longer used in EE2.

Instead, to call in data from a native EE2 relationship field, you need to use a looping tag pair. For example:


If your relationship field only accepts one single entry, you can also just use a single tag without the loop, like so:


You can find more detailed examples in the EE documentation documentation.

So, your code {related_entries id='person_office'}{location_telephone}{/related_entries} should be:

  • Thanks Katrin. Unfortunately that syntax is for EE version 2.6+. I'm only on EE 2.5.4. Commented Jan 31, 2014 at 11:58
  • My mistake, sorry. Should have read your questions properly. Have you tried adding {exp:playa:children field="page_people"} {related_entries id='person_office'}{location_telephone} {/related_entries} {/exp:playa:children} within a channel loop to your output/view template directly? Does it return the correct value then?
    – Katrin
    Commented Jan 31, 2014 at 12:11
  • Hi Katrin, no it just returns the {REL[person_office]6g2JK3WuREL} code. Commented Jan 31, 2014 at 12:15
  • Does template debugging shed any light?
    – Katrin
    Commented Jan 31, 2014 at 12:36

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