Drupal 7, Views, Bootstrap theme sub theme in use

I have a views-view-table.tpl.php file in my sub theme and I am trying to preprocess some of the variables sent to this tpl. I created a function bootstrap_preprocess_views_view(&$vars) in my template.php and it is not getting called when I visit one of my views pages. Why would this be? Other preprocess functions are getting called from the same template file. I have tried flushing the cache.

function bootstrap_preprocess_views_view(&$vars) {
  • First of all: Flush the cache.
    – Rufein
    Mar 3, 2013 at 18:27
  • I have tried flushing the cache. That did not work.
    – AdamG
    Mar 3, 2013 at 22:10
  • I am having a similar problem. mytheme_preprocess_views_view(&$vars) is not working, dpm($vars) also do not work in there. There is no $rows output in tpl file, Although tpl file is being rendered fine with html code. Cache flush also didn't work. Can anyone please help? Jun 22, 2017 at 15:53

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Ok. Then, we have to consider the following possibilities:

  • The name of the function is bad typed. The structure for this case should be template_preprocess_HOOK(&$variables). The second part (_preprocces) and third part (_views_view) is well typed, but are you sure the first part is well typed? I assume that "bootstrap" is the name of your theme.

  • This template hasn't been called when you visit the page, for example, if the pages have been stored in cache_page table for anonymous users. Another possibility could be that a different template has been called.

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