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Presentation given at SANDCamp 2010 in Balboa Park's Hall of Champions, San Diego.

By Karl Scheirer.

These slides were really just talking points, most of the presentation was a live demo. However there were a few requests for slides, so here they are!

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Basic Views

  1. 1. Basic Views for SANDCamp 2010 karl.scheirer@gmail.com drupal.org/user/128191
  2. 2. Who is this presentation for? ● Audience ● Comfortable with – New Drupal Users – Drupal terminology – Site Admins – Content Types – Developers who – CCK know SQL – Blocks
  3. 3. At the end of the session you'll know: The kinds of problems Views can solve. How to create a simple View. That you can explore further.
  4. 4. What is Views? Views is a query builder. It works with your database. Views is not scary.
  5. 5. When to use Views ● Views is great for: – Showing lists of things ● Nodes ● Users ● More... ● Views is not great for: – Complex SQL queries – High Performance
  6. 6. Why Use Views? ● Complex Displays ● Rapid Development ● No Specialized Knowledge ● Integrates with other modules
  7. 7. Examples http://sandcamp.org Let's make a view!
  8. 8. Further Topics ● Advanced Views – Brenda – Sun 11am – Balboa Room – Exposed Filters – Arguments – Relationships – Attachments ● Export to code – hook_default_views() – views_embed_view() ● Addon modules @ http://drupal.org/taxonomy/term/89

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