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Im using Drupal 7, and I am trying to make a slide show with a numbered pager like the one shown in this page. I added PHP code in Views, thinking I could simple put PHP code, but the problem is that it is not producing the expected result.

I used this code, which is supposed to print "1 2 3 4", and that instead prints "1 1 1 1."

$i = 0; 
echo $i; 

In this code I tried using one of the variables, and I think I am on the right track with this one, but it prints "10 9 8 7," while I want it prints "1 2 3 4."

$i = 0; 
$i = $row->field_image; 
echo $i; 

I know that this is probably something simple, but I can't figure out how to save my life; any help is greatly appreciated.

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I've been trying to do the same thing. Where do you put that code (default argument?) and i'm assuming that 'mycode_iterator_count' stands for something else. Any help is appreciated. – user1277 May 14 '11 at 18:27
you put it in global php null – Jeremy Love May 15 '11 at 19:05
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The first code you wrote doesn't work because, all times it is invoked

  • it initializes $i to 0
  • it increments $i by 1
  • it prints the value of $1

Because the first step, the result is always 1. To get a result that is different in any cases, the code should be similar to the following.

$i = variable_get('mycode_iterator_count', 0) + 1;  
echo $i;
variable_set('mycode_iterator_count', $i);

The code is not optimized, and probably there is a better way to write the code; although, the code works, as it will print a different number every time it is invoked.
As the code is passed to eval(), using a static variable would not probably serve to the purpose because the static variable will probably be reset to 0 every time the code is executed through eval(). Probably the code would work even if it would use a global variable.

global $i;

if (empty($i)) {
  $i = 1;

echo $i++;
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it worked thank you – Jeremy Love Apr 20 '11 at 19:19

Much easier way:

  1. Add "Global: View result counter" Field
  2. Exclude it from Display
  3. In Slideshow setting: choose that field as the Pager Type
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Thanks, Jason, this was just what I was looking for! – uotonyh May 10 '14 at 1:16

Embedding PHP inside the view is a bad idea. PHP Views should be avoided. Instead I have come up with the following which works with default views:

  1. Click "add" on the fields box.
  2. Add a "Global: Math expression" field to your fields.
  3. In the "Expression" field enter [expression] + 1
  4. Click "Exclude from display".
  5. Set your pager field to be the expression.
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