I would like to show a list of taxonomy terms and include:

  • number of nodes that are linked to this term
  • datestamp of latest node with author and title that is linked to this term

Can this be done in a view, or do I need a custom query? From a performance standpoint, wouldn't it be better to save that info in taxonomy fields?

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Try to create a View using grouping.

Set Format to Table
Go to Settings > Grouping field = "Tags" (your taxonomy term field)

Field "Tag" should have this setting:

  • Exclude from display [X]

There are some modules I didn't try that could help you with adding summary field to your Views:

  • Maybe someone could explain which solution is faster and the best practice ?
    – LLub
    Sep 13, 2011 at 19:09
  • There is an article "Best practice? Math expression fields, Computed Fields, Views Calc, hook_views_pre_render and more" on drupal.org/node/1219356
    – LLub
    Sep 13, 2011 at 19:49

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