I need to display a view inside another view and I'm using Views field views module, It works well, but I need the field (view) only appears in the first row result of the view page, like the following.

  • View page - results
    • Title node 1
    • Image node 1
    • View field 1 (this should appear only here)
    • Title node 2
    • Image-node 2
  • is there any relationship between node and view field?
    – Aboodred1
    Commented May 22, 2013 at 17:14
  • not really. But there is a vocabulary in nodes where each node receives a different term.
    – NataN
    Commented May 22, 2013 at 17:40

3 Answers 3


I'm not sure if Views nodes split module will be useful for your situation as @DnBase mentioned.

However, because you're using Views Field View; you can follow the following steps to achieve what you're looking for:

  • Edit field view actual view (referenced view)
  • Add Global: Null from CONTEXTUAL FILTERS menu

Add contextual filters

  • From the next dialog box that appear, select Hide view from WHEN THE FILTER VALUE IS NOT AVAILABLE fieldset.

  • Then from WHEN THE FILTER VALUE IS AVAILABLE OR A DEFAULT IS PROVIDED fieldset, check Specify validation criteria and select PHP Code from validator dropdown menu

  • Then add the following code in PHP Validate code field

  • From Action to take if filter value does not validate dropdown menu select Hide view


if($argument == 1) {
  return TRUE;
} else {
  return FALSE;

Global null dialog box

  • Now edit the main view
  • Add Global: View result counter from FIELDS menu, then from field configuration dialog box, check Exclude from display
  • Then edit Global: View field, from field configuration dialog box, add this replacement pattern [%counter] into Contextual filters field

Global view field view

By applying these steps, you'll notice that view field will only appear on first item.

  • Hey, That's great! But in my case something went wrong because the result is appearing on the second line. I do not know if I did something wrong. My criterion sorting is by taxonomy term: Weight
    – NataN
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 15:33
  • Hmm, that's weird. Try to display View result counter field and see if the first item output number 1 also make sure the View result count field is on top of the fields
    – Aboodred1
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 15:39
  • Yes, the number 1 is first item output of View result counter field. I tried to change to 0 but it doesn't work!
    – NataN
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 18:23
  • its showing this error message: Notice: Undefined property: views_handler_field_counter::$last_render in views_field_view_handler_field_view->get_token_value() (line
    – NataN
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 18:24
  • have you rearranged View result counter field to be first field under Fields menu
    – Aboodred1
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 18:29

I can see 2 ways to 'split' the displays in your view so far:

  1. Use an 'Attachement' display and attach it to your view.
  2. Use Views nodes split module. See lullabot's review to have an idea.

BTW you can still use a display mode to display your content type fields in your view if you want. See my post here.

edit: The second solution will work only if your display mode contains the view by using EVA or Viewfield module. So never mind but I leave it just for the Views nodes split module if you're interested. In your case the first solution will be just fine.


I would rather use views template file, and put some PHP scripts using flags to ensure that the view field renders only first time.

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