Tag Archives: Views

Drupal 7 – Export data using Views data export module with Drush command

Yesterday we talked about exporting data using the Views data export module.
Drupal 7 – Export view data CSV, XML, XLS by Views data export module

The module also provides a Drush command such that you can run the export command in the server which is convenient for backend integration.

The following command is stated in the project page.

  • drush views-data-export [view-name] [display-id] [output-file]

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Drupal 7 – Render a view with contextual filter argument programmatically

Some days ago, i write a blog post about how to render a Drupal 7 block programmatically.
Drupal 7 – Render a Block programmatically

If the block is created by Views, there is a simpler solution provided by the Views API. And we can also pass the contextual filter argument too.

print views_embed_view(<view machine name>, <display id>, <arg 1>);


Done =)

Reference: Outputting a Drupal 7 View programmatically with Contextual Filters (arguments)

Drupal 7 – Render Views Exposed Filter programmatically

The following piece of code render the Views Exposed Filter.

$view = views_get_view('<view name>');
$display_id = 'page';
$form_state = array(
  'view' => $view,
  'display' => $view->display_handler->display,
  'exposed_form_plugin' => $view->display_handler->get_plugin('exposed_form'),
  'method' => 'get',
  'rerender' => TRUE,
  'no_redirect' => TRUE,
$form = drupal_build_form('views_exposed_form', $form_state);
print drupal_render($form);


Done =)


Drupal 7 – Update multiple nodes at once in a Views

Sometimes we may want to update multiple nodes at once. Views Bulk Operations may help if you want to set the same value for a field of multiple nodes. But if you want to set different values among a set of nodes, then Views Bulk Operations could not help.

In Drupal 6, the Editview module may help but unfortunately there is no Drupal 7 version. An alternative solution could be done by editablefields module.

1. Download and enable the module. (I used the 7.x-1.x-dev version)

2. Create a view with table format. (This is not necessary but better user interface)
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Drupal 7 – Customize the exposed filter selection list

Yesterday we have talked about how to use selection list for selecting Entity reference in Views exposed filter.
Drupal 7 – Selection list for Entity reference in Views exposed filter

Now i want to have more control on the selection list. For example, i have a content type called competition and i want to limit the number of options in the Entity reference selection list. In this case, we have to create a custom module and alter the views_exposed_form.
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