I am new in Drupal. I am using Drupal 7 and i have created a view based on the terms and displaying it as Block to display it in the website. But, I want to export the view data in the JSON format.

I have installed Views Datasource module and enabled it in the Module administration.

But, i can't see the way to export my current view data to JSON through this module.

Can any one please help? is there any settings i am missing?

or is there any easy way like modules or plugins i can use?


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You can achieve this by combination of two modules. Views data export and Views data export - JSON support. Once you install these two modules create a view as data export and select format as JSON.

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  • Hi, I have installed both modules but how to make it work? what i have to do to export my view to json?
    – mak
    Mar 21, 2017 at 4:34
  • You're trying to export view data right? I have updated my answer above to include screenshot. I don't have JSON support installed but it should be same as setting up CSV option.
    – Ash U
    Mar 21, 2017 at 22:38
  • Thanks for your answer. I can now display the data in JSON. Just one quick question. I am loading values from 2 terms and i want o create different arrays in the JSON file for example: { "cars": { "Nissan": [ {"model":"Sentra", "doors":4}, {"model":"Maxima", "doors":4} ], "Ford": [ {"model":"Taurus", "doors":4}, {"model":"Escort", "doors":4} ] } }
    – mak
    Mar 23, 2017 at 1:59
  • Can you please elaborate what you're trying to achieve...
    – Ash U
    Mar 23, 2017 at 2:01
  • But right now, i am getting this result [ {"no name":"<a href=\"\/color-management\/red\">Red<\/a>"} , {"no name":"<a href=\"\/color-management\/white\">white<\/a>"}]
    – mak
    Mar 23, 2017 at 2:03

To use Views Datasource to output JSON:

  1. Enable the views datasource sub-module views_json
  2. Add a new Page display to your view
  3. Under "Format" switch to "JSON data document"
  4. Set the path for your display

views datasource json

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