Views field handler plugins handle retrieving and displaying data within a view. The Drupal core Views module provides field plugins for all of the core field types, and these work well for many situations where you need to describe custom data sets to Views. For situations where an existing plugin doesn't match your requirements, you can define a custom field handler plugin and alter both the query that gets executed and the rendered output of the data.
This is common for contributed modules that define new field types, or any module using
hook_views_data() to define a dataset to Views where the data contained in a database column may need special handling in order to be displayed as part of a view.
In this tutorial we'll:
- Implement a custom Views field handler plugin
- Extend the default date field plugin and modify the way that it displays a timestamp so that instead of a specific date we get a relative value
By the end of this tutorial you should know how to define a custom field handler plugin and use it in a view.
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- Defining what a hug is
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- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
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