[development] view + cck or views + form_alter

John Barreiros johnbarreiros2 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 19:32:47 UTC 2007


So I became so wrapped up in your article that I missed your second
paragraph. The viewfield CCK type worked awesome. Solved my issue perfectly.

Thanks again.

On 10/4/07, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
> Funny you should mention it.  I just got around to documenting the way we
> tackle this issue at Palantir today:
> http://drupal.org/node/180852
> As for the Views, create a node type that has nothing but a title and
> Viewfield CCK type.  Create a node of that type and specify the View to
> use.
> Tada, you have a node.  Note: Doesn't work with dynamic arguments, sadly.
> :-(
> Cheers.
> On Thursday 04 October 2007, John Barreiros wrote:
> > Hi All.
> >
> > This particular site I'm building features a layout with a photo in the
> > upper right corner. The client wants to have the ability to specify the
> > image on every single page. I know I know, kind of whacked, but it's
> what
> > they want.
> >
> > So, first step was to use cck to add a new field to the "page" type. I
> > tried imagefield but didn't like how you couldn't select an existing
> image.
> > I managed to whip together a new cck field which uses IMCE to select the
> > image (I'll up it to cvs after some more testing and some coworkers give
> me
> > the thumbs up on its quality).
> >
> > Okay, so that takes care of any pages displaying a single node.
> >
> > How do I handle views? There are a few views and they obviously need to
> > have the image customizable. It'd be nice if when creating a "view" to
> > provide a page, it inherited the cck fields from the "page" type.
> >
> > Could I use form_alter to add the cck field to the views form?
> >
> > Or is there some way when the "view" is being built I can extract the
> image
> > from the first node and pass it to page.tpl.php?
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> > -john
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