I have been using the 'rewrite results' option to create links within a view table. Several of these link fields are just plain text, which use replacement tokens to build the link. These fields tend to point to a data set (like UID or title) which are already used in the table. I have been thinking, it seems wasteful to use a field which requests duplicate data.
Example: if I an displaying the NID of a node in a views table, I could use a replacement token to build a 'click here to view this node' link.
Also, I could just use the 'Link this field to the original piece of content' option on an empty field which uses 'rewrite results' to display 'click here to view this node.'
Either way, I'd like to know if there is a way to set up an empty (or static value) display field within a view.