I have a view that shows a list of nodes and has a contextual filter. If the number of nodes shown is only 1 then I want to redirect to that node page instead of showing the view. Can I do that in views or do I have to code it?


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I don't think Views does anything like that by default, but a quick...

if (count($view->result)==1) {
  drupal_goto('node/' . $view->result[0]->nid);

...at the beginning of a display output template for the view in question should do it for you.

Or better yet, per @MPD...

function MOTOMODULE_views_pre_render(&$view) {

  if ($view->name=='JUSTONEPLEASE' && count($view->result)==1) {
    drupal_goto('node/' . $view->result[0]->nid);

  // any other pre_render()ing here

  • great idea. I wonder if I could use a views_php field for that as well.
    – uwe
    Jul 20, 2012 at 19:41
  • Dunno :) Check it out and let us know. I tend to think if it works it to be a matter of personal preference; I like to use templates so I can quickly look at them without going into UIs and such and thus I shy away from php fields that are in the DB.
    – Jimajamma
    Jul 20, 2012 at 19:47
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    Do it from a view hook. Try hook_views_pre_render
    – mpdonadio
    Jul 20, 2012 at 22:14
  • D'oh! I keep on forgetting about that bad boy. Definitely the right call.
    – Jimajamma
    Jul 21, 2012 at 1:27

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