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September 13, 2010

Referencing Views from Nodes

I'm interested in finding a functionality similar to the CCK Node Reference module that can point to Views. Here are some options/resources:

View Reference Module adds a CCK Field that will autocomplete with the list of views. Haven't tried it but I'm optimistic.

View Field module - have tried it out and it does work but something about it had left me wanting more.

This issues compares ViewField to NodeReference (from NR perspective.) Nice list of similar modules too.

Both viewfield and viewreference have a solid usage community but they seem to take fundamentally different approaches. I need to learn a bit more about the pro's/con's of those approaches.

Right name, wrong functionality:

Views Attach "will show all nodes that nodereference TO the node currently displaying (plus whatever other filters you have)."

Node reference views "is fundamentally different from modules such as Viewfield, View Reference. These give you a field where you pick a different view for each node. Contrast with this module, where the same view is shown on all nodes: what differs is the list of nodes within the view, which are those you picked in the CCK node reference field."

Not a chance:

Insert View module: Any module that greets you with a security disclaimer is a non-starter for me.

Posted by kkwaiser at September 13, 2010 01:33 PM

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