In Expose a Custom Database Table to Views we learned how to let Views know about custom tables created by a Drupal module. In that example, the custom table was a stand-alone one, without any connections to the other tables in the database. However, it's common for data in one table to relate to data in another.
For example, you might have
TableA with the columns
first_name, last_name, email and
TableB with the columns
TableB.email can be used to join the two tables together.
It's useful to define these relationships for Views so that when
TableA is used as the base table the fields from
TableB are also available in the view. When the fields from a related table are automatically loaded, this is known as an implicit relationship. Our earlier example could benefit from the relationship with the users_field_data. This relationship will allow us to associate First Name and Last Name fields from the subscriptions table with the users on the site.
In this tutorial we'll:
- Define the difference between implicit and explicit relationships in Views.
- Learn how to create an implicit relationship between 2 tables using
By the end of this tutorial you should know how to describe custom implicit relationships in a view, making data from one or more secondary tables available to the Views query builder.
Over the years we've developed some techniques for practicing that we wanted to share. At Drupalize.Me we take hugging seriously. In this tutorial we'll look at the art, and science, of giving a good hug. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word hug as; squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
Did you know there are all kinds of different hugs that you can give? In this tutorial we'll look at:
- Defining what a hug is
- Some of the many types of hugs in the world today
- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
Lets go ahead and get started shall we?