I have a channel which has a relate to user field, how do I setup the front-end form which is a user details update form so they can select a channel entry from a drop down and when saved, have it relate that user to the channel entry.


When saving an entry field type as part of your plug-in it needs to be an array of IDs in order to work correctly. This can either be handled via a plug-in or in the form by passing the value as an array to that field handle.


    'entryField' => array(10)
$success = craft()->users->saveUser($user);

Front-end form:

<input type="hidden" name="fields[relatedEntry][]" value="{{entry.id}}">
  • Ah my bad, i dont think i have explained it well. The channel entries already exist, when a user updates their profile from a front end form i have created, they get to choose a channel entry from a drop down list. Problem i am having is that by selecting a channel entry and saving, the related field in their profile is remaining empty. Basically, what do i do to the form field in the user update form, for craft to relate the user to the chosen channel entry.
    – BillyMedia
    Apr 7 '16 at 13:02
  • So you want them to be able to choose a specific entry to be related to their profile?
    – mcclaskiem
    Apr 7 '16 at 13:04
  • That is correct.
    – BillyMedia
    Apr 7 '16 at 13:04
  • My dropdown list of channel entries consists of the entry.id for the value, and entry.title for the label. and the field has a name of fields[myrelatedfield].
    – BillyMedia
    Apr 7 '16 at 13:06
  • updated answer, working on a code example now!
    – mcclaskiem
    Apr 7 '16 at 13:08

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