I am trying to change the URL of the node edit link for a specific view. This is what I have done and it (almost) works:

  1. created a file mymodule/views/mymodule.views.inc with the following code:
 * Implements hook_views_data_alter().
function kd_ari_views_data_alter(&$data) {
  module_load_include('inc', 'mymodule', 'views/views_handler_field_article_link_edit');
  $data['views_entity_node']['edit_node']['field']['handler'] = 'views_handler_field_article_link_edit';
  1. created a second file mymodule/views/views_handler_field_article_link_edit.inc with the following code:
class views_handler_field_article_link_edit extends views_handler_field_node_link {

 function render_link($node, $values) {
   if (!node_access('update', $node)) {
   $this->options['alter']['make_link'] = TRUE;
   $this->options['alter']['path'] = 'admin/mymodule/' . $node->nid;
   $text = !empty($this->options['text']) ? $this->options['text'] : t('edit');
   return $text;

The problem is that the view displays the edit link only one time after I clear all caches... afterwards the display link is gone. Any tips would be highly appreciated.

  • can you tell me exactly what do you want to do ? just want to have a column with edit label and link to admin/mymodule/[nid] path?
    – Yuseferi
    Mar 27, 2017 at 12:47
  • @zhilevan yes that is exactly what I want to achieve
    – dasj19
    Mar 27, 2017 at 12:50
  • Ok, but you choose hard solution, views is powerful, try easier methods.
    – Yuseferi
    Mar 27, 2017 at 12:54

1 Answer 1


Add Nid as field, Set Label to Operation (or anything you want ), in Rewrite results section

  • check Override the output of this field with custom text and enter Edit text.

  • check Output this field as a custom link and in the input box enter admin/mymodule/[nid] .

save the field and enjoy the power of views rewriting.

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