I have a view with arguments in the page and attachment displays.

When I go to the view page, I see a list of arguments (links) because in "Action to take if argument is not present" I selected "Summary, sorted ascending."

How do I sort arguments (in this case is term) by weight? I don't see any option to do this. Where can I change the query "ORDER BY term ASC" to "ORDER BY weight ASC" in code?

When I click an argument, I have another page with a list of arguments again, because I have an attachment. How do I only show the argument name I have clicked?

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you are using drupal 6, or drupal 7?

If I understand well your questions:

you can change the query used to generate view results (Order BY, Where, etc) using query_alter hook. here one example: Making a field sortable in Views

About weight of arguments, I think that you can control order of precedence in 'rearrange' option:

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If your question is related with weight of taxonomy terms, in your View settings > Add sort criteria > Taxonomy: Weight seems will be useful to sort according weight of each term:

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regarding shows argument clicked, you can get argument from the current url easily using arg() http://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes--bootstrap.inc/function/arg/7:

example URL: http://example.com/node/12345/edit

in this example

arg(0) is node

arg(1) is 12345

arg(2) is edit

here some experiences in Drupal forum to review, with or without using arg():



you can add a php code to get respective argument, for example using arg() in a view header or in a drupal php node/page/block:

<?php echo arg(0); ?> or <?php echo arg(1); ?> according your target argument.

I hope information be useful.

  • i use drupal 6. about "weight of arguments, I think that you can control order of precedence in 'rearrange' option:" i see one "taxonomy:term" no term list to sort.
    – user780
    Oct 3, 2011 at 4:49
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    I think that you can use query_alter hook to review if you can alter the query according your needs. here is some guidance about what is query_alter hook drupal.org/node/1029634
    – cigotete
    Oct 3, 2011 at 17:19
  • I have updated my answer with a comment about sorting results of your view, according weight of taxonomy terms.
    – cigotete
    Oct 3, 2011 at 21:27
  • thank u but it sort nodes, not arguments. i want to sort arguments (in this case taxonomy term) order by term weight.
    – user780
    Oct 4, 2011 at 5:50
  • then query_alter will be useful for you.
    – cigotete
    Oct 4, 2011 at 14:17

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