We want to have a playa field in a front end standalone entry form (SAEF).

However we want the related entry to be automatically be selected based on the entry ID in a segment.

If an entry ID is not present then we would have the usual playa field selection so that hete user could manually select a related entry.

Is this possible?

  • If the ID is present, do you still want to show the full Playa field? Or just have a hidden input that will result in that entry getting selected on save, without being customizable? Feb 18, 2015 at 14:14
  • @BrandonKelly I really do not mind, as long as the relationship is added and the entries related... and as long as it it viewable/editable to CMS Admin staff.
    – paulcripps
    Feb 18, 2015 at 16:17

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You can do that like this:

{if segment_3}
    <input type="hidden" name="playa_field_name[selections][]" value="{segment_3}">

Replace 3 with whatever URL segment the entry ID will actually be in, and playa_field_name with your actual Playa field short name.


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