I am trying to print out the $view object using devel and dsm.

My function in function.php is

function my_theme_views_pre_render(&$view) {

  if ($view->name == 'my-view') {

But I just get this message below, there is nothing inside the message, the html is

<div class="alert alert-block alert-success" data-thmr="thmr_137">
  <a class="close" data-dismiss="alert" href="#">×</a>
  <h4 class="element-invisible">Status message</h4>

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2 Answers 2


You are dsm'ing a string, try dsm($view);

  • whoops.. Ok now I'm getting a php Allowed memory size error, so I guess that its working now I just need to increase memory
    – Joe
    Commented Oct 26, 2015 at 15:14

use dpm() instead like written here dsm()

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