Task: to retrieve a list of nodes in JSON format including their aliases generated by Pathauto module. The configuration of my view is this:

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Problem: path fields come empty - they won't include original Drupal path to it nor an alias generated by Pathauto:

Path is an empty array

The current solution I've got is to programmatically amend view's result in the following way:

function my_custom_views_pre_render(\Drupal\views\ViewExecutable $view) {
foreach($view->result as $value) {
    $url = \Drupal\Core\Url::fromRoute('entity.node.canonical', ['node' => $value->_entity->get('nid')->value], ['absolute' => false]);
    $url = $url->toString();
    $value->_entity->set('path', $url);


And that populates the path fields:

Path is populated

I'd like to know if there is a way to avoid the hook and make views return node paths without it, or is it normal Drupal Views behaviour?

P.s.: If I chose "Fields" instead of "Entity" in the Format section in the Views UI, it does return me the correct paths. However I want to get the full entity due to extensive data it consists for later consumption. Thanks!


1 Answer 1


Put Show on field, then remove "title" field and add Path field

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and if you want result be Absolute Url on Rewrite secion Check Use absolute link (begins with "http://")

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