I think I’ve got a project where I will need this add-on but I’m not entirely sure yet how it will all come together and whether Tied Entries will be the salvation for exp:query uses in my templates.
I’ve tried signing up to your site at http://engaging.net/my/registration but all I’m seeing is an EE error prohibiting signups so I’m not able to sign up to download the free copy you mention on the Devot-ee page for testing out the functionality of the add-on.
Just FYI the error on your page is this:
The following tag has a syntax error:
Please correct the syntax in your template.
Since I can’t test things out just yet, perhaps I can ask you this question and you can give me a heads up on whether Tied Entries will be able to help in this:
I have 3 channels (events, event_data, users).
A user can have friends they are following using a Playa 4 relationship field in the users channel (user_friends).
events holds the general event details (start/end date/times, description, etc)
event_data will hold a user’s individual race times which is linked to user and event via 2 separate Playa 4 fields (event_data_event_id and event_data_user_id)
In my templates I now need to display a list of race results of the current user and their friends.
To do so, I will need to user the event’s entry_id which I’ve got from the session and the current_user id which is of course also in the session.
Then I need to construct a query which finds the event_data for the current_user and the current user’s user_friends of the currently viewed event_id and show that in my template.
I believe I can do this with a couple of embeds and a custom SQL query but ideally I might be able to use Tied Entries instead.
What are your thoughts on this?
Oh and please let me know if there is still a “free to test” version of this plugin around so I can try this out in my own templates.