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On the page /admin/content, there is a column for Author. We have a lot of people editing our content, so the original author isn't all that important. I want to change it to show the last person that edited the content, which I believe is stored in the revision of that content. How can I modify the view to show that? Alternatively, is there a hook I can implement in a custom module to do this?

I've checked out a couple other questions like this one and this one, but they weren't much help.

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Adding a relationship of user (content revision) & Content (Content revision) proved to be fruitless.

Ok, time for plan B

Using Views field view we'll create a revision view, add revision user as field and then insert this view as field on the content view.

1) Create a new view

  • Show: Content Revision

  • Checkmark Create a block

  • Items per block: 1

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2) Add a contextual filter

  • Originally I tried with Revision ID, but there is a bug, this contextual filter does not work.
  • So instead use ID (which is the node id)

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  • When filter not available, hide view

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3)

  • Remove the changed & title fields
  • Add Revision User

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4) Add a Sort of Changed

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  • Select Descending sort

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5) Save your view


Now go to the Content View (/admin/structure/views/view/content)

1) Add field of ID

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  • Checkmark, exclude from display

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2) Add field View

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  • Select the view you just created and for contextual filter use {{ fields.nid }}

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and that's it!

  • This worked out really nicely, thank you! I would have never guess there would be this many steps involved and I appreciate your screenshots. One question: the value appears empty for those pieces of content that were just created and not edited yet. Is there a way to fall back to the value of the original creator when there are no revisions? – Kimberly W Nov 7 '18 at 17:41
  • And there are some others where there is a recent revision by a non-anonymous user, but it still shows up empty in the new column. – Kimberly W Nov 7 '18 at 17:42
  • Actually, just removing the filter restriction on published content seems to do it. Although I am seeing a weird "off by one" issue in the view, where the last person to edit it appears exactly one row below where they should be. Any reason why that might be? – Kimberly W Nov 7 '18 at 17:53
  • Final update: I had to switch {{ fields.nid }} to {{ raw_fields.nid }} to fix the "off by one" issue. Thanks again, accepting as the answer. – Kimberly W Nov 8 '18 at 19:16
  • the value appears empty for those pieces of content that were just created and not edited yet. Is there a way to fall back to the value of the original creator @KimberlyW Add author as field, make sure field is arranged above the view field. Hide the author field if you like and then go to view field, scroll down a bit and click for no results behavior, click on replacement patterns and put the pattern for the author. – No Sssweat Nov 8 '18 at 20:35

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