On my site, content type Lead has field Rating (1-5). Content type Recruiter also has field Rating (1-5).

I want to have a specific "display": a list of Leads, sorted by rating, where equal-rated leads are grouped, and the group is labeled and collapsible via jQuery.

I have implemented this by creating 5 custom blocks of a view, each block selects leads rated 5, leads rated 4, ... and then I put the blocks on a page, via layout, and override block--views-block--rated-lead-block-1.html, block--views-block--rated-lead-block-2.html, ... for the total of 5 template files, to allow each rating to be collapsible via jQuery.

Well, this isn't very portable. And what if I want to have the same view for the Recruiter, not just the Lead? I don't want to create 5 template files for this for Recruiter content type, because what happens if I created another rated content type?

It seems, what I want is, instead of unformatted list, create another formatter, call it RatedItems or whatever, where I override the template file once, and the template renders all the 5 ratings, labeled and collapsible, regardless of the content type.

Is there a way to create a formatter? My available formatters are: grid, html list, table, unformatted. I want to add one more: RatedItems, and write a template for it. Is that possible?

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    Does this help you drupal.org/docs/creating-custom-modules/… ?
    – berliner
    Sep 5 at 22:10
  • @berliner thanks for the suggestion, I'm still looking into it. Another question: lets's say I need a view City, and in it I have views Restaurants and Newsitems, and both of those need to select eg Restaurants with eg city_slug='chicago'. Instead of creating a view for each city, how would I pass parameters into views? If you can link a relevant docs page, that would be great. Sep 8 at 21:28


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