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Entity Reference works great so far. I replaced my field that had used the References module with an Entity Reference field. I was easily able to replace any contextual filters with the new field. The only problem is that I can't replace my exposed filter that the References module allowed.
I have a client content type and a project content type. Within the project content type is a select list called Client which is now an Entity Reference field instead of a Node Reference field. On the projects view (page view) I need an exposed filter that will be a select list so the user can filter projects by client. The way I had it setup through the References module allowed it so the user could select a client from the select list and then only that client's projects would be displayed on the page.
It seems that under Filter criteria I can only select (target id) or (target type) for my Entity Reference field which are both text fields that take values.
If this functionality is not available yet for the Entity References module that is fine. I just wanted to make sure there isn't something that I'm missing or if there is any other solutions or add-ons to make this happen. I am trying to do away with References module completely but I can't unless I figure something out for this.