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I have a view of type "block" showing 1 node and another display attached to that block showing 3 nodes, in both displays nodes are sorted randomly, the problem is that I can't find the way to add a "distinct" for both views, so sometimes both displays show the same node because of the random sorting

Is there any way to solve it?

EDIT: I've posted an image with the real view, has you can see in this case first and the third nodes are duplicated, sometimes it happends because i need them to show randomly

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  • Do you WANT them to be shown in random order? If not, have you defined a Sort Criteria for both views? If you use a sort criteria, you can use an Offset of 1 for the block showing the 3 nodes to avoid repeating the first node, shown in the other view.
    – argiepiano
    Nov 27, 2015 at 2:45
  • @argiepiano i already have offest 1 in my attachment, but i need them randomly, so sometimes i get duplicated nodes between block and its attachments
    – xstean
    Dec 1, 2015 at 19:02
  • See my answer below.
    – argiepiano
    Dec 2, 2015 at 2:31

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Rather than using a block for the top node, and an attachment for the lower 3 (like you are using now), I would use just one block (or page) that shows only 4 nodes, chosen at random with Global: Random as a Sort criteria (you can specify only 4 items to be shown by changing the Use pager: option).

THEN I would override the the Style output template file for the block (in Theme: Information in the Advanced area) to style the output of the block, for example by defining two divs, one for the top node, and one that wraps the 3 nodes below. Then use CSS to tweak the presentation (for example, floating left the bottom 3 nodes)

There are many good tutorials on overriding views templates, for example here.

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  • Yep i use them all the time, i just wanted to know if i could do this by dashboard, i used to do everything by template but now i'm trying to use as less as i can. Guess i'll have to use them haha thanks. However i'll be checking that thread in case that someone figure it out
    – xstean
    Dec 2, 2015 at 15:29
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You can achieve you requirement by following below steps.

  1. Under view Advance setting, click on Query settings.
  2. Now select Distinct checkbox.

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  • I always use it but, has i said, i need to distinct nodes between a block and its attachments. I've posted an image to clarify my question
    – xstean
    Dec 1, 2015 at 19:10
  • @Nikhil, using distinct control single view but problem domain is to keep distinct results of two different views. Dec 2, 2015 at 10:11

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