I tried to create a similar question before but it was unclear, hopefully I can narrow it a little bit:

So I'd like to create an authors-article webpage, such as: http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h2747 As you can see workplaces (affiliations) are displayed as footnotes in a separate block, after the list of authors.

I'm working on reproducing something similar with views. I have two content types (article and author) and authors are connected to articles with a node reference field. All the necessary data have been queried with a view and I'd like to alter $view->result with the help of a views_pre_render() hook:

function mymodule_views_pre_render (&$view) {

    if ($view->name == 'publi_author_views' && $view->current_display == 'panel_pane_1') {

        $workplaces = array();
        $workplaces_clean = array();
        $workplace_display = "";
        $workplace_count = "1";
        $author_display = "";

        foreach($view->result as $authors) {
            $workplace = $authors->field_field_publi_workplace[0]['rendered']['#markup'];
            $workplaces[] = $workplace;


        $workplaces_clean = array_unique($workplaces);

        foreach($workplaces_clean as $wp_clean) {
            foreach($view->result as $authors) {
                $author = $authors->node_title;
                $workplace = $authors->field_field_publi_workplace[0]['rendered']['#markup'];

                if ($wp_clean == $workplace) {
                    $authors->node_title = $author." <sup>".$workplace_count."</sup>";

                    $authors->field_field_fake_title[0]['rendered'] = array(
                        '#markup' => $author." <sup>".$workplace_count."</sup>",
                        '#access' => TRUE,


            $workplace_display .= "<sup>".$workplace_count."</sup> ".$wp_clean;
            $workplace_count = $workplace_count+1;

I have two problems:

  1. How can I add to authors the number in superscript? As you can see in the code above I appended it to $authors->node_title, but it doesn't display HTML-entities. Then I created a "fake" field (field_field_fake_title) but it hasn't been rendered.
  2. How can I add the list of workplaces to a separate block? I created the $workplace_display variable with the necessary HTML-code but I wasn't able to put it into $view->result since it doesn't really belong to any of the rows.
  • You can use Global :PHP field and configure "Output code" using $row value like $row->title
    – latikas
    Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 13:35
  • This is an example where just using Views and one-direction relationships gets painful. Considering using the Relation module, or using a computed field on the article to store other items of interest about the article. Either approach would help you do to less logic in your Views.
    – tenken
    Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 14:56
  • After all I used views_post_render(&$view, &$output, &$cache) here: I did the necessary manipulations with the data of $view then rebuilt the $output inserting the new result into it.
    – StG
    Commented Jul 12, 2015 at 13:26


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