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Monday 11 May 2015
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If you want to list Organic Group content in a View you must do a little more that just add one reference.

The default example is available if you enable Organic Groups. The name of that View is "OG content" (machine-name: og_nodes).

I put it here on the blog because our usecase didn't use Organic Groups' default reference field (og_ref that is) and because we chained multiple groups (a group has content and a group is part of a parentgroup).

2 og-reference-fields, 3 content-types

In our case we used 2 different og-reference fields and 3 content-types were involved:

  • Parent Group Content-type: country.
  • Normal Group Content-type: team. OG-field: field_og_country.
  • Content Content-type: news. OG-field: field_og_team.

Now with a View we want to get News-content from all Teams part of a Country.

With a normal entity reference field (not OG) you need 2 relations, in our case (yes OG) we need 4.

Add relationships to your View

Create your View, now add these 4 relations in this exact order:

1. "OG membership: OG membership from Node" [The OG membership associated with the Node entity.]

  • (This is the Team-group where the News-item is posted in)
  • Enable 'Require this relationship' to speed up the query.
  • As identifier and Administrive title put "OG membership from Node Team" to improve your maintainability.

2. "OG membership: Group Node from OG membership" [The Node group that is associated with the OG membership.]

  • As Relationship use the relation created in step 1. (critical)
  • Enable 'Require this relationship' to speed up the query.
  • As identifier and Administrive title put "Group node from OG membership Team" to improve your maintainability.

3. "OG membership: OG membership from Node" [The OG membership associated with the Node entity.]

  • (This is the Country-group where the Team-item is posted in)
  • As Relationship use the relation created in step 2. (critical)
  • Enable 'Require this relationship' to speed up the query.
  • As identifier and Administrive title put "OG membership from Node Country" to improve your maintainability.

4. "OG membership: Group Node from OG membership" [The Node group that is associated with the OG membership.]

  • As Relationship use the relation created in step 3. (critical)
  • Enable 'Require this relationship' to speed up the query.
  • As identifier and Administrive title put "Group node from OG membership Country" to improve your maintainability.

 

Add a contextual filter to your View

As last step you can create the Contextual Filter that is used to filter on the ParentGroup (Node-ID from Country).
 

5. "Content: Nid" [The node ID.]

  • As Relationship use the relation created in step 4 = "Group node from OG membership Country". (critical)
  • And if you like: 'Provide default value': Content ID from URL.

 

Check your results

When you render this View on a Country-node, all News articles from Teams that are linked to the Country are listed.

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