My setup is really simple. I have a taxonomy view that takes two contextual filters:

  • Has taxonomy term ID (with depth)
  • Has taxonomy term ID depth modifier

Due to a new request I need to be able to change the footer of the view based on the contextual filter. Since the contextual filter isn't inside the [fields] array of the view how can I access its value in my template file?

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You can achieve this functionality in views itself

  • In footer add a global text area
  • Select PHP code in the text format select box
  • Enter the following code

    $view = views_get_current_view();
    /* $view->args will contain all the argument values in the order */

However make sure to include php opening and closing tags and read this one if you have multiple views in same page.

  • Thanks. With $view->args I can get the tid of the term. The link you provided seems very useful since my view is actually an attachment to another view. That probably saved me a few hours. Cheers
    – Perisdr
    Oct 9, 2012 at 16:51

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