I am creating a site where there are nodes (which are "causes") that users can donate to (i.e. buying a donation product using Drupal Commerce, which is sort of irrelevant, but just for the record).

I would like to display a "ranking" on each node based on how much money has been donated to that cause. It will be output something like "Rank: 50 out of 210".

My question is: What is the best way to do this?

I know how I could create a view and sort it by the criteria that I'm wanting, but then how to display on a node the index from the view... ? I don't know how to do that.

I've thought about figuring out a way to use Rules to assign a value to a field in the node whenever a donation is made... ? That might be a decent bet.

If anyone has any direction for me on this, I'd really appreciate it.

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No need to make things that difficult; Views supports a field that display the sort index. It's labeled Global: View result counter.

Views Counter

It won't get you total results, but you can put that information in the header/footer with the Global: Result summary field.

Views Result Summary

  • thank you for your response. I'm afraid that's not quite what I'm looking for. See, on the node page is where I need to display the result and what needs to be displayed is just the "RANK out of TOTAL" text. So, whatever the view (or whatever) outputs, I need to be able to use a contextual filter to show exactly one result with the rank and total numbers.
    – Rewdy
    Commented May 21, 2015 at 20:15

Ranking gave me some headaches too (user ranking). What I ended up doing was:

1) creating a Views VBO list (shows the ranking in the order I need), 2) sent it to Rules and load the list (load a list of entity ids from VBO action) 3) and loop through it. Within the loop I added an INT counter variable. This variable sets the value of the ranking field on the user profile. The counter is increased by 1 at the end of the loop.

The rule is executed on cron (so the changes in the ranking are only then visible). I just could not figure out a better way but it works for me.

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