I am fetching data from two table to my view using View API. How can I add where clause to my view?

My actual SQL query is like:

select field1,field2,field3,t2field4 from table1,table2 where t2field=field1

I come across hook_view_alter() but I dont know how to implement that. Can I use any filter handler in my views.inc file?

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You can implement hook_view_query_alter() to add where condition.

function MODULE_NAME_views_query_alter(&$view, &$query) {
  if ($view->name == 'view_name') {
  • can u elaborate parameter you are passing in add_where function...can i add table_name.field_name in place of $value variable..i am implementing this hook_view_query_alter in "views.inc" file Feb 18, 2016 at 12:37
  • Yes, you can add it, provided the table_name is already available in the query. Or else you need to add the table to the query. For more info, refer this question stackoverflow.com/questions/16959241/…
    – Suresh R
    Feb 18, 2016 at 12:44
  • function kfd_views_query_alter(&$view, &$query) { if ($view->name == 'report1') { $query->add_where(1,'kfd_survey_master_survey_id','kfd_other_works_form_id','='); } } i am adding this code right after defining hook_view_data..but its showing whole table...where contition does not showing any effect. Feb 19, 2016 at 12:32
  • Try to put dpm($query) after $query->add_where(1,'kfd_survey_master_survey_id','kfd_other_works_form_id','=')‌​;, And check if your table is present in table_queue[] and if your where condition is present in where[]. You will get better idea. FYI, it doesn't matter if it is after hook_view_data or not.
    – Suresh R
    Feb 19, 2016 at 12:42

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