[development] any suggestions for a complex Views sort?

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Mon Dec 13 20:00:49 UTC 2010

On 12/13/2010 11:47 AM, Blake Senftner wrote:
> Fellow Developers,
> Any suggestions for how to sort a View when:
> 1) The View is a listing of "Active Projects", where each item in the
> View is a node of the custom content type "cex_project".
> 2) A cex_project is really a 'container node' consisting of a project
> description and then a listing of other nodes associated with whatever
> that project is, where the other nodes are of various different content
> types, some normal Drupal content types and some are custom content
> types specific to this client's business. 

Your best bet is to react to updates on the child nodes and set the
parent node's update time to match, or failing that, another field on
the parent node which represents the most recent time anything was
updated. Any other option is going to result in a potentially
long-running query using complex rules.

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