I created a custom Content Type called "Event". In it, I use a custom "Date" field (from the Date module). When I try to create a View that displays all of the Events sorted by their Date, I can do this. However, when I try to add a field for "Date" so that I can display it in the output, "Date" is not shown in the list of fields. Is this because not all content types have a "Date" field? How can I get around this?
I'm not sure why you're having trouble. I just did this and it worked. Here's what I did.
- Add a "Date" field (widget: select list) to Content Type A.
- Create a view that shows items of Content Type A.
- Click Add next to Fields and search for the label for my "Date" field.
You should try looking through/searching your list of fields again. It should be there. (Even when a view is filtered to a specific content type, the Views module will often allow you to select fields that are not associated with that content type.)