I have the following channel setup:

  • Activity
  • Location

Activity has a field called "activity_location" which is a relationship to the Location channel.

Looking at the relationshop documentation here: http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/modules/channel/relationships.html

I should be able to do the following:

      {exp:channel:entries channel="activity" dynamic="no"}

This should as far as I can tell output the Activity title and the Activities location as well, however it's simply outputting the {activity_location} which the locations article id, like so:

Theatre by the Lake 1 {activity_location:title} {/activity_location}

Is the expressionengine documentation incorrect or am I doing something wrong?


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    This relationship syntax is new in EE 2.6. Are you running an earlier version of EE? Apr 30, 2013 at 12:55
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    If you're running anything earlier than 2.6, the syntax will be different than that. Kind of wishing that they had kept the pre-2.6 info on relationships in the docs and made that clear (not to mention permitting legacy access to the documentation on that point since it changed so dramatically). Apr 30, 2013 at 13:39
  • Explains a lot, guessing i need to find the 2.6+ documentation!
    – Nick
    Apr 30, 2013 at 15:49

1 Answer 1


As pointed out by Derek, the documentation has changed for 2.6 and I was running 2.5 I've now updated and everything's working fine.

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