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Say I'm building a view that lists 30 nodes. My understanding is that using fields in the view is faster than content (teaser), because the latter would need to call node_load 30 times? At least, I think this was the case with D6.

I appreciate the performance of both options depends on number of fields and types of fields used (entity reference, dates etc add query overhead). But does anyone have a general steer on this?

Thanks

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In D7 it is the same, because the node (or any other parent entity) needs to be loaded in order for a field to be displayed (that's how Field API works in D7).

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  • To get an appreciable difference in load time, you'd have to skip the View entirely and used db_select() to run a custom query from code. – beth Dec 18 '12 at 17:35
  • In which case you wouldn't be able to apply any formatter to a field value, making it almost-useless. – Bojan Zivanovic Dec 18 '12 at 22:13
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Actually as far as I know with cache enabled using teasers is actually faster as teasers can be cached efficiently.

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