I created a view with 3 filters. I embedded the view in my tpl.php file for the content type. My question is, how can I set some filter with the value from a CCK field?

This is the code I use:

$view = views_get_view('view_name');
$view->filters[2]['value'] = $node->field_name[0]['value'];
if (!empty($view)) {
    print $view->execute_display($display_id , $view_args);
  • Can I get a certain set of rows using an argument instead of a filter? Is there any way to pass the argument programmatically?
    – sergio
    Commented May 28, 2011 at 21:34

2 Answers 2


You should use arguments instead of filters on your view. That way you can use views_embed_view.

Just add an argument to the view with the same field you would use as a filter. That adds a where condition to the views query in a similar way as a filter would do.

Then pass on the CCK field value as the third argument on your template file like this:

print views_embed_view('view_name', 'default', $node->field_name[0]['value']);
  • what if I want to pass two values for the same argument, e.g. tid[]=1&tid[]=2?
    – Orion
    Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 18:34

you could always use like this:

views_embed_view($name, $display_id = 'default', 'your first arg', 'second arg', 'so on', 'so forth');

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