I am unable to export a particular view via Features UI because this view is supposedly default by a different module. In features.ctools.inc line 164 - 172:

// If this object is provided as a default by a different module, don't
      // export and add that module as a dependency instead.
      if (!empty($object->export_module) && $object->export_module !== $module_name) {
        $export['dependencies'][$object->export_module] = $object->export_module;
        if (isset($export['features'][$component][$object_name])) {
      // Otherwise, add the component.
      else {
        $export['features'][$component][$object_name] = $object_name;

As you see from the code, my view is not being exported because it has different 'export_module'. How to clear 'export_module' for a particular view to enable it export via features. This is what i did:

  1. ensure that the other feature doesn't export this view.
  2. Ensured that the setting 'Allow conflicts to be added' is selected.
  3. I have cleared cache,
  4. Deleted the tables cache, cache_view.

No result, the view i like to export via feature continue to come up with 'export_module' different making impossible to export. Any help much appriciated

2 Answers 2


After removing MODULE-Name_views_default_views() in file MODULE-Name.views_default.inc, the view was exporting in another feature/module just fine.

My learning is that if you rename views that are part of some feature/module say X then these views become impossible to export from any another feature/module Y unless you manually delete them from the MODULE-X-Name_views_default_views() in MODULE-X.views_default.inc file


bum....the same behavior is whenever i have two features exporting the same a variable via strongarm. This is really limiting me having a theme and then multiple different sites extending it....or having module(plugin) to share across multiple sites. Any suggestions how to remove this behavior where its possible to export a variable, view, etc that is shared between two or more features beside changing the core code?

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