I'm trying to work with Views PHP but for some reason something is going completely wrong. I have a content field called telephone. In this field is a number "06-12345678" now I want to use Views PHP to remove the "-" so I get the number "0612345678".

What I do is I make a view with the field Telephone and a Global: PHP field underneath it. In this Global: PHP field I add the following code to see if it is working.

<?php print $row->field_telephone; ?>

So when I save this field I get the output: "11" instead of 06-12345678.

When I try <?php print $row->field_title; ?> it does give me the suspected output..? What am I doing wrong? How can I solve this?

  • Install Devel module and the code kpr($row) will give you the exact structure of $row object. then print the field.
    – M a m a D
    Jul 10, 2015 at 15:23

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This will give you your value from that field in Views PHP. If you use dpm() from Devel module it will show you that $row->field_telephone is 11. that's the NID.

Try to avoid using Views PHP unless you are doing something too complex for views. And even then you should try to write a custom module to interact with views instead of saving code in the DB.

  • Thanks for the tip! Could you please explain why I should avoid Views PHP is it unsafe?
    – Joost
    Jul 11, 2015 at 18:16

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