I'm creating a view that lists Users with an Entity Reference display, so I can add it to a field. When I add the display to the view I get the message 'Display "Entity Reference" needs a selected search fields to work properly. See the settings for the Entity Reference list format.'

When I go to the list format, there are not Search Fields listed. How do I add them? What am I missing? Or is this a bug?

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Nimajn’s picture

I have the same problem.

Matt B’s picture

Category: support » bug
drasgardian’s picture

Version: 7.x-1.0-rc5 » 7.x-1.x-dev

remains an issue in the latest dev

JvE’s picture

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PASSED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 121 pass(es). View

The module sets the #default_value of a checkboxes element to $this->options['search_fields']
this can be NULL, while the only allowed value is an array.

A patch to change
'#default_value' => $this->options['search_fields'],
'#default_value' => isset($this->options['search_fields']) ? $this->options['search_fields'] : array(),
is attached.

JvE’s picture

Status: Active » Needs review
rwilson0429’s picture

I was able to set an Entity Reference search field without the use of the patch.

You can select your entity reference search field by doing the following:

  • Go to your Entity Reference display in your View
  • Set your display format to Entity Reference list (this should already be the case since you created an Entity Reference Display)
  • Under the Format Section, click the 'Settings' link
  • Select your Entity Referenc Search Field

entityreference display search

If this doesn't work, apply the patch in #4, flush caches, then follow the steps above.

cinnamon’s picture

For me the solution was to update views and ctools. This patch did nothing

seafront’s picture

I found checking the search fields box in the entity ref list settings as rwilson0429 suggested worked - but the error message remained until I'd saved the view. At which point it vanished.

Usability for this ought to be addressed.

JvE’s picture

The patch addresses a code bug where a variable that can be NULL is used in a place where only an array is allowed.

If you have error reporting on (recommended during development) you will get a "Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in form_type_checkboxes_value()" when you click on Settings in the Format section.
This will prevent you from reaching the screen rwilson0429 shows and creating the display.

Yaron Tal’s picture

Status: Needs review » Reviewed & tested by the community

The patch in #4 works for me.
Without the patch I get

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in form_type_checkboxes_value()

To reproduce:
1. Create a new view with no page or block.
2. Add an Entityreference display.
3. Click on "Settings" for the format.

Step 3 gives me an error. The patch fixes this.

intrafusion’s picture

I can also confirm that the patch in #4 works for me and the steps to reproduce in #10 are correct.

Please can we get this applied to the module and new release created? #2050653: Roll a 1.1 release?

ctapial’s picture

I confirm that #6 did the trick for me. So simple...

rwohleb’s picture

Issue summary: View changes

Yep, patch from #4 worked for me. Since this has been reviewed/tested, let's get this committed :)

morsok’s picture

Patch 4# worked for me too. Thx !

nmancini’s picture

Patch worked for me - thanks much!

sonicthoughts’s picture

#10 worked for me. drush cc, change settings. Not at all intuitive thought.

electrocret’s picture

#4 worked for me. Thanks!

shailu29’s picture

#10 worked for me

eawheeler’s picture

Applying the patch in post # 4 to 7.x-1.1 resolved this for me.

sonicthoughts’s picture

Please commit.

jami’s picture

Patch 4 fixed this for me as well. Thank you!

gparsloe’s picture

#6 just worked for me.

prsnjtbarman’s picture

#6 solves the problem

bmateus’s picture

Had this problem again... Patch #4 solves it, could not access the instructions in #6 as it breaks with an AJAX error.

thmohd’s picture

Patch 4 is for dev. do you guys have patch for the released version.

andrbmgi’s picture

#4 worked for me in 7.x-1.1 (not dev) had AJAX error before.

bohemier’s picture

Just had this problem too. Using a drupal 7.42 with views 7.x-3.13 & entityreference 7.x-1.1. Patch in #4 resolved the issue.

owntheweb’s picture

I just had this issue with Drupal 8.1.1. To reproduce:

  1. Create a page view.
  2. Set the format to Table.
  3. Add an Entity Reference display. The error occurs. Choosing any of the format options results in the same error.

After seeing the error, in a new tab, clear the cache at Configuration -> Performance. Refresh the views tab and choose Settings next to Format: Entity Reference list.

I posted this under the wrong issue (wrong version of Drupal). Apologies, coffee still soaking in...

calefilm’s picture

Confirm #6. Thank you.

arunkumark’s picture

Patch #4 Working Fine.

  • spotzero committed 599b075 on 7.x-1.x authored by JvE
    Issue #1810434 by JvE, Matt B, rwilson0429: No search fields to select...
spotzero’s picture

Status: Reviewed & tested by the community » Fixed


Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed - issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.