I am trying to eager load an image asset assigned to a matrix. The template is pulling entries in from a section and each entry has the matrix field assigned to it that serves as an image gallery.

The error I am getting back using the syntax below is Craft\EntryModel and its behaviors do not have a method or closure named "primaryImage".

Section Handle: products

Matrix Field Handle: gallery

Block Type Handle: productImages

Field Handle: primaryImage, Field Type: Assets

 {% set products = craft.entries({
     section: 'products',
                    ['gallery.productImages:primaryImage', {
                      withTransforms: [
  }) %}

Template Code:

 {% for entry in products %}
      {% for block in entry.gallery %}
            {% if block.type == 'productImages' %}
                 {% set img = entry.primaryImage[0] ?? null %}
                       {% if img %}
                            <img src="{{ img.url('heroImage') }}">
                       {% endif %}
            {% endif %}
      {% endfor %}
 {% endfor %}
  • Is the primaryImage asset field definitely in the products section field layout? Jun 6, 2016 at 12:23
  • Yes it's an assets field that belongs to the productImages block type in the gallery Matrix. Jun 6, 2016 at 17:51

1 Answer 1


The line {% set img = entry.primaryImage[0] ?? null %} is looking for the primaryImage field on the entry inside your for loop. It is not looking for primaryImage for the current matrix field.

If primaryImage is a field within your matrix blog you will need to change the line to

{% set img = block.primaryImage[0] ?? null %}

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