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I have a (Apache solr) view with a Global: Custom text field in addition to my normal fields. This field is meant to get value from a custom function/existing field/passing an existing field to a custom function and using return value in one of my modules per each result and I am trying to accomplish this functionality without using Views PHP module.

I referred this very similar query and tried the following approach which did not yield me the result:

hook_views_pre_render:

function mymod_views_pre_render(&$view) {
  if ($view->name == 'mymodview' && $view->current_display == 'mymod_display') {
    $result = &$view->result;
    foreach ($result as $num_idx => $result_obj) {
      $result[$num_idx]->nothing = $result_obj->an_already_available_field_or_fxn_call;
    }
  }
}

Also tried the same code with hook_views_post_execute to no avail. Using $view->field['nothing']->options['alter']['text'] = 'My custom text'; set the default text value to all fields which was not my desired result.

Based on the post linked earlier tried the following code in my theme's template.php

template_preprocess_views_view_fields:

function mytheme_preprocess_views_view_fields(&$vars) {
  $view = $vars['view'];
  if ($view->name != 'mymodview' && $view->current_display != 'mymod_display') {
    return;
  }
  foreach ($view->field as $id => $field) {
    $vars['fields']['nothing']->content = 'Some global custom text content';
  }
}

I am unable to determine what I am missing out on owing to my relative inexperience with views functionality and guidance on achieving this programatically would be much appreciated.

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have you tried to use a custom handler? This way you don't need to override nothing.

Related to: Move php in views to module

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If you are trying to change the value of the global text is quite simple. You have to use the one of the views hook.

function YOUR_MODULE_views_post_execute(&view)
{
   // You can change the value like this, if you have mutliple result you might want to wrap this inside a foreach loop. 
   $view->field['nothing']->options['alter']['text'] = 'updated via php';
}

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