Having an issue with HOOK_views_pre_render and HOOK_views_post_render, trying to alter the rendered output of the view. There are similar questions like: Hide view results with hook but I am not seeing the results as I am expecting under $view['result']

There is what looks like a full entity and not the markup that I'm expecting.

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  • What are you trying to modify? Commented Sep 14, 2017 at 19:16
  • Sorry, I wanted to modify the views result row. Specifically a field and was exploring the different views hooks as I've used them many times in D7 and expected to see an array of rows in markup. Commented Sep 15, 2017 at 13:20
  • In my case, the solution that worked was to use the HOOK_preprocess_views_view_field, but during my research, I found links like the one I posted in the question that don't seem to work any longer. I just was not able to see how we would change the views markup in pre or post render hooks other then delete a result row. How do you interact to set/change values in a views ResultRow object? Commented Sep 15, 2017 at 13:29

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You can use HOOK_views_post_execute() and cycle through the results rows, updating the row with something like:

        foreach ($viewExecutable->result as $key => $rr) {
          $title = $rr->_entity->getTitle();
          // update $title value...
          $viewExecutable->result[$key]->_entity->set('title', [['value' => $title]]);
  • Thanks very much @jons for the answer. I was getting a PHP error that was causing a white screen of death - Call to undefined method Drupal\\taxonomy\\Entity\\Term::getTitle() which is odd since the title is on a node and not a taxonomy. It was not always throwing this error though. Commented Sep 21, 2017 at 15:25

Thanks @jons, your answer allowed me to move further and I was able to set other fields in the view result now:

// Testing how we can update view result title value
$title = 'This is a custom title';
$newurl = 'http://www.nextide.ca';
$view->result[$key]->_entity->set('title', $title);
$view->result[$key]->_entity->set('body', 'This is a custom content');
$view->result[$key]->_entity->set('field_coned_site_course_url', $newurl);

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