6.4. Concept: Reference Fields

Last updated on
23 June 2017

What is a reference field?

A reference field is a field that represents a relationship between an entity and one or more other entities, which may belong to the same or different entity type. The three most commonly-used reference fields are:

Content reference
A reference to a content item. For example, you might want to connect recipes to the vendors who submitted them. You would set up a content reference field called Submitted by referencing Vendor content items on the Recipe content type.
Taxonomy term reference
A reference to a taxonomy term. For example, you might want to connect recipes to their ingredients. You would set up a taxonomy term reference field called Ingredients on the Recipe content type. This reference field will point to the vocabulary Ingredients.
User reference
A reference to a user account. For example, you might want to connect recipes with their chefs. You would set up a user reference field called Chefs on the Recipe content type.

Related topics

Section 6.5, “Concept: Taxonomy”

Attributions

Written and edited by Surendra Mohan, and Jojy Alphonso at Red Crackle.

 

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