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Filter Playa List by Custom Field

I was able to successfully show a custom field in the Playa list by adding this snippet to the views/entry.php: <?=$this->db->select('field_id_XX')->where('entry_id', $entry->entry_id)-...
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DB error after upgrading to Playa 444: Duplicate column name 'parent_var_id'

After updating an EE 2.5.5 site to the latest playa 4.4.4., an error showed up when trying to access the FieldType settings screen. A Database Error Occurred Error Number: 1060 Duplicate ...
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Front-end filtering of entries combining multiple selections

I'm wondering how best to handle providing the user the ability to filter channel entries via the front end with the selection of multiple criteria simultaneously - kind of like some real estate sites ...
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Playa upgrade error in EE 2.9

I've just upgraded to EE 2.9 and trying to update Playa to 4.5. When I go to Fieldtypes -> Playa I get this error: A Database Error Occurred Error Number: 1060 Duplicate column name '...
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Displaying list of Calendar events from a Playa field

I am needing to display a list of Calendar events that are selected from a Playa field. Of course, I need it to not display events that has passed (by event date) and if the events in the Playa custom ...
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Creating a related entry inline from another publish screen

I am planning to make a recipe channel (yes food/meal recipes). This would require an ingredient list. I plan to create a matrix field with rows for each ingredient. This matrix would have a qualtity ...
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Nesting Playa tags several levels deep?

Does anybody know of a solution to nested playa tags? Currently I believe that the only way to retrieve playa entires from within another playa tag pair is to use an embed, is this still the case? ...
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Site failing after update to Playa 4.4.2

I'm in the process of updating my local and staging-environments to EE2.6. I've just updated Matrix, Wygwam and Playa to their latest (EE2.6 compatible) versions, and I'm now getting these errors on ...
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How can I check if a playa field is empty?

I have a playa field product_videos and am using the following conditional to check if it is empty: {if product_videos:total_children > 0} //do something {/if} This seems pretty straight ...
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Relate Files like Playa fields

I’m stuck into something about File and Relationship and looking for help. I’m wondering if there is a way in EE2 to have something like Playa but for file relationship. Basically, I have a bunch of ...
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Re-writing Playa tags to disable the Playa extension for better site performance

With the overall goal of reducing page load time (Memory, Execution Time in template debugging), how can I rework my Playa templates so as to “shut off” the Playa Extension? Template debugging shows ...
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Automating migration from Matrix to Grid and Playa to Relationships?

I've just upgraded to EE 2.7.0 and I am thinking about migrating my use of Matrix to Grid and my use of Playa to Relationships. The main reason is that since I run more than one site off my EE install,...
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Related entries: Auto-complete input instead of select/option?

The relationship feature in ExpressionEngine is fantastic, but quite difficult to manage if a relation points to a channel with hundreds of entries. In said case, the control panel's select/option ...
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How to move all Playa relationship to EE relationships

I need to move all playa relationships to EE relationships. What is the best way to do this? I have not been able to find anything online explaining a process or how to approach this. All I know is ...
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How to use Playa in Low Variables?

Given a Playa field in Low Variables called widgets, how would I output the title of each widget? Below is what I'd expect, but it outputs nothing. {exp:low_variables:parse var="widgets"} ...
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Matrix_ext/channel_entries_tagdata

I have a template which channel's custom fields do not use neither Matrix nor Playa, but the template debugger shows about 60-70 times: Calling Extension Matrix_ext/channel_entries_tagdata Calling ...
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Playa and Low Variables for Featured section of Home page

I am trying to use Low Variables, Playa, and a "Features" channel to allow me to select which (3-4) features will be displayed on the Home page. The intent is that either a News, Project, or (...
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Playa: Future Entries Not Showing

I wish to show future 'events' on a page. I have a channel, that contains a playa field that I use to associate the desired events. I cannot seem to get it to show on the site. I'm convinced it ...
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Playa Multiple Fields Parameter

If I am using playa to output the relationships from 2 fields: {exp:playa:children field="employee_board_memberships|employee_investments"} ... {/exp:playa:children} Is there any way inside of ...
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Limiting Playa results in loop for use in slider

I want to output my Playa relationship entries into a slideshow. The relationships are linked to a channel field that has one image per listing. The tricky thing is that I want to output 5 images per ...
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Playa tags rendering in PHP 5.4.10

If I set my PHP instance to 5.4.10 any Playa tags are rendered as raw tags but under 5.3.20 they render correctly. Is this too new a version to play with?
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Playa data not displaying

I have recently come across an issue on a site I'm working on. The problem is that a Playa field doesn't seem to be displaying a related entry title. Normally I have no issue whatsoever with Playa ...
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Replacing Native Relationships with Playa - Update 300 some entries at once

I’m trying to switch a site from the Multi Relationships add-on to Playa, the Multi Relationships add-on is just too limiting and Playa would solve the problems. The trouble is, I have over 300 ...
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Showing parents of parents of parents, using Playa to build a pedigree chart

I am afraid that this is rocketscience for me, I do not understand the principle. I must show related entrees, and their related entrees, and their etcetera. In a grid, like a pedigree chart Let me ...
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Problem retrieveing Playa child entries

I'm having trouble retrieving the child pages when giving the parent id. {exp:playa:children channel="patient-services" entry_id="422"} <li>{title}</li> {/exp:playa:...
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Getting reverse related entries via Playa

I have a channel called "products" which contains a Playa field called "chemistry-group". This field allows a relationship between a product and one or more chemistries. For instance, "Copper Iodide" ...
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playa:child_ids parameters are not working

we have a big issue with the following code: {event_related_media:child_ids limit="2" status="Archived" channel="video" show_expired="no" show_future_entries="no"} With the following code, I get all ...
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Using Playa field to order channel entries list

I tried ordering a channel entries tag pair by a playa field (that is single entry relationship), like so: {exp:channel:entries channel="channel_name" orderby="playa_field_name" sort="asc"} looped ...
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Stash & EE - compare 2 lists?

Can’t seem to find out how this is possible, but is there a way to compare and see differences between 2 stash set_list arrays? For instance: {exp:stash:set_list name="location_list" parse_tags="yes"...
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Order Playa children by total_parents?

I'd like to show a listing of Playa child entries (child's title + a few custom fields), ordered by their total_parents (total number of parent entries associated with the child entry). The child ...
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trigger Playa’s update script

I updated from 4.3 to 4.4, I followed the update guide, and in the step "Go to Add-Ons → Fieldtypes → Playa to trigger Playa’s update script." I do not see any button to do that, of it is done ...
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calling out categories in the Playa module

Excuse me if this question is slightly unclear, as i'm having trouble working out the logic to it. On the feature section of my blog page - which can seen in the image attachment above. I am dragging ...
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A conditional to show if a entry has a playa parent or has entry in another channel with category?

Sorry for the convoluted question. Let me add some clarity to this: I have a two channels: products & videos. On the videos channel I have custom field for a YouTube url along with a Playa field ...
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Trying to move a matrix field to another channel

We are using expressionengine as a cms. I'm trying to split a big channel into separate channels. At the moment we have several events with an agenda (which is a matrix field). Now I'm trying to "...
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Playa parents cannot display categories

I have a page where I am displaying all the information from a channel entry along with some information from the playa parent field. But I have not been able to get to display the categories ...
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Using categories to build a location filter

I'm building a site that has a directory listing and I want to allow the user to browse by location. The ideal scenario would be that they would follow this sort of a path: go to site.com/browse and ...
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How can I add a Playa relationship via SafeCracker

I have the following scenario: 2 Channels: events and users {user_id} holds the {entry_id} to the currently logged in member since members are stored in a channel rather than using the native member ...
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Matrix no results equivalent?

I have a Matrix field (parent) in a channel set to have exactly 4 rows. The rows feature a Playa drop-down. These will serve as promotional tiles in the page templates to cross-promote other pages in ...
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Can’t seem to use Playa fields correctly in Zoo:Visitor Member Details

I’m having an issue getting my Playa fields to render properly inside of a {exp:zoo_visitor:details} tag. {exp:channel:entries channel="implementation_notes" disable="categories|category_fields|...
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Playa Title Changes and Native Search

Using Playa setup in a standard way… (ex. I have a channel of Videos and a channel of Papers. In the Video entry, the admin has a playa where they drag over any related Papers.) The issue I've ...
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low variables / playa / matrix

I'm stuck on something that will probably be very easy to resolve but I just don't see it anymore. I'm using low variable to create the content of a carousel slider. For each slider the information ...
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More efficient way to check if Asset field is blank within Matrix

Need to display if a Asset field within a Matrix field has a file or not. While this works, the overhead is really high. Is there a way to write this with less overhead? Based on the EE template ...
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Using a Segment Variable to display all products with the same title in a Playa field

I've created a segment variable for brands that shows in the URL. I want to write an {if} statement that looks at the URL segment for brand and then brings back the products that match the playa field ...
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Playa and Zoo Visitors conditional to check a match does give an error

I use Zoo Visitors and the Zoo channel has a Playa field which relates to a Customers channel. A logged in user may only see entries he has been assigned to. The conditional to check if the customer ...
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Is there a way to create "peers," as opposed to child/parent relationships?

I'm working on a site that has a workflow in which you might approach the system with one thing (say: an article) or another (say: a person). Articles can have relationships with people, and vice ...
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Can I use a PLAYA field as a search parameter in channel entries tag

I would like to use a custom playa field as a search parameter in my EE channel entries tag, something like this: {exp:channel:entries channel="media_images" ...
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Playa + Pagination = nothing… Why?

I guess I'm missing something obvious since I haven't found any question on this subject… I'm trying to paginate results from exp:playa:parents tags to no avail… That's what I got: {exp:playa:parents ...
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Playa broken in MySQL > 5.7.4

Since v5.7.5 MySQL returns errors for certain badly formed SQL statements. As such Playa v4.5.2 will throw errors.
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How to make Playa drop down wider?

I have a Playa field associated with a channel of entries that have long names, often identical for much of the first 20/30 characters. My Playa field is configured to not allow multiple values and is ...
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Playa update fails for EE2.6 & Playa 4.4.5

I am running EE2.6.1 and want to upgrade my Playa addon from version 4.1.0.3 to 4.4.5. I was running into the same errors as posted previously here, then reverted back to the previous Playa version ...
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