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Drupal 8 Development Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Matt Glaman
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Drupal 8 Development Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Matt Glaman

Overview of this book

Began as a message board, Drupal today is open source software maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 users and developers. Drupal is used by numerous local businesses to global corporations and diverse organizations all across the globe. With Drupal 8’s exciting features it brings, this book will be your go-to guide to experimenting with all of these features through helpful recipes. We’ll start by showing you how to customize and configure the Drupal environment as per your requirements, as well as how to install third-party libraries and then use them in the Drupal environment. Then we will move on to creating blocks and custom modules with the help of libraries. We will show you how to use the latest mobile-first feature of Drupal 8, which will help you make your apps responsive across all the major platforms. This book will also show you how to incorporate multilingual facilities in your sites, use web services and third-party plugins with your applications from inside Drupal 8, and test and deploy your apps.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Adding a relationship in a View

As stated at the beginning of the chapter, Views is a visual query builder. When you first create a view, a base table is specified from which to pull data. Views automatically knows how to join tables for field data, such as body text or custom-attached fields.

When using an entity reference field, you can display the value as the raw identifier, the referenced entity's label, or the entire rendered entity. However, if you add a relationship based on a reference field, you will have access to display any of that entity's available fields.

In this recipe, we will update the Files view, used for administering files, to display the username of the user who uploaded the file.

How to do it...

  1. Got to Structure and then Views. This will bring you to the administrative overview of all the views that have been created
  2. Find the Files view and click on Edit.


  1. Click on Advanced to expand the section and then click on Add that is next to Relationships.
  2. Search for user. Select...