How can I show the field label when using tokens in Global field in Views.

To reproduce:

In a view:

1) Add field: title-field and enable to "Create a label" with value "My title".

2) Add field: Global Custom Text. In this field I use the token [title_field] for the text.

In the result the label is not shown. The token just print out the value but not the label. Even when I checked "Create a label" with value "My title" for the title-field

Can I get this? I know that this can be done with the views_php module but, I don't want to enable this module just to workaround this.

  • Why can't you hard code.. ? Any way it doesn't change contextually right ? Am i missing something here ! ?
    – Anil Sagar
    Apr 4, 2014 at 9:00
  • with views_php I can use t() to create translatable labels. But I've read that this module adversely affects the performance of the site.
    – chefnelone
    Apr 4, 2014 at 9:17
  • So you would like to display translated text of a label .. Makes sense.. Can you update your question ?
    – Anil Sagar
    Apr 4, 2014 at 9:19
  • have you found a solution? because I also stuck on this problem enter link description here
    – user60539
    Apr 22, 2016 at 12:53

1 Answer 1


A workaround would be to just create your own label by typing it in.

ex 1: Title: [title_field]

ex 2: <b>Title:</b> <br>[title_field]

  • This wouldn't work to translate labels if you have multilingual site. Feb 9, 2019 at 12:27
  • @usmanjutt84 indeed, if you're concerned about that, you would use a template file and put the label inside the t() function.
    – No Sssweat
    Feb 9, 2019 at 12:35

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