I am working with a view that has several sub-views and several fields which are common to all sub-views. I removes a common field from one of the sub views by selecting it, setting the designation drop-down to 'this block (override)', and clicking the remove button. This removed the field from the sub view without effecting any of the other sub-views (or the main view.) I realized the I made a mistake when I removed that field and I would like to restore it. Is there a way to revert an override on a view field that is no longer available on a sub view? I would like to avoid re-adding a common filed to a sub-view (which will only be used for that sub view.)


You can basically revert the fields on the sub-view back to the master settings and list by:

-- clicking on the down arrow on the top right of the FIELDS section.

-- In the popup, change the For dropdown value to Revert to Default. This should effectively bring back the master list of fields, assuming that's where your missing field is.

-- any customisation for this specific view's fields must be re-done.

This same process can be done on any of the panes on the view's edit page - /admin/structure/views/view/my-view - if you want to revert anything.

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  • I thought that the 'override' operation was performed on a field-by-field bases. So your saying that when you select override, every field is overridden (with the default value?) That would explain some 'strange' behavior that I have seen. – Hoytman Jun 19 '14 at 14:26
  • Well, yes and no. When you create a new display and select an override on ONE field, the whole set of fields is overridden. But when you do the process I stated above and select Revert to Default, all the fields revert to default. And this doesn't just apply to the fields section. It applies to all sections with the down arrow. – Japo Domingo Jun 19 '14 at 23:40

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