Is there a way to use the views attachment as its own block? I would like to take the attachment from the "Glossary" view and output it elsewhere on my site.

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You could try creating a block in a custom module using hook_block_info and hook_block_view. Then use views_embed_view to load the view and display it in your block.

This may look a little like this:

function my_module_block_info() {
  $blocks['glossary_attachment'] = array(
    'info' => t('Glossary Attachment'),
    'cache' => DRUPAL_NO_CACHE,
  return $blocks;

function my_module_block_view($delta = '') {
  $block = array();
  if ($delta == 'glossary_attachment') {
    $block['subject'] = t('Glossary Attachment');
    // Load the view.
    $view = views_embed_view('glossary', 'attachment');
    if ($view) {
      $block['content'] = $view;
    else {
      $block['content'] = t('The view is empty');
  return $block;

Perhaps it's possible to add a "Block" display to the same view ( Via add new Display tab ) and then to add the block to a page from Admin > Structure > Blocks

  • Unfortunately, I think doing that will mean I loose the contextual filters. So the ability to filter goes away.
    – RedRaven
    Dec 31, 2012 at 6:27

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