In Drupal 6 you can have a filter node.uid = current user. How do you do this in Drupal 7?

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You need to add the filter as a "context" (Advanced) where you can supply a default argument. If you context is for a user, like the node author, then you can select stuff like id of logged in user.

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    I've always used Relationships but will look at contexts too. View's is awesome.
    – Citricguy
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 12:08
  • Going to modify about 100 views. :) Thank you for the details @googletorp.
    – Citricguy
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 12:18
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    you notice the first line of text in the context filter? "When the filter value is not in the URL" so I tried this already and it works if the url does not have a users id in it but if user a is looking at some user b profile then this view is going to use users b id not users a Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 2:45

You need to edit your view, go to the Advanced column (far right) and add a new relationship.

Add Relationship

You will specifically need to add the "Content: Author" relationship.

Next, under "Filters" you will need to add the "User: Current" filter.

Add Filter

Now you should be able to filter content owned by the currently logged in user.

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    While this work, this is slower than the using context filters, as you need to create a join. It's probably only a few ms slower, but no reason to waste resources.
    – googletorp
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 12:13
  • This will save way more than a few ms on a bunch of my queries. :) Thank you for the clarification.
    – Citricguy
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 12:20

you can add simply

"User: Current" in "Filter" criteria.

  • Not enough explanation here for people to follow
    – Ben
    Commented Jan 17, 2018 at 14:14

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