Is there a module that can list all the views installed on a system and their pages as well? If it can specify whether the Views are installed by modules or enduser created that will be helpful.

I am looking for something that create a list along this lines.

Name | Type of View | Page Name | Type of Page | Path

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    Views module lists views already, via Views UI. What's wrong with their native implementation?
    – Mołot
    Oct 14, 2013 at 13:14
  • @Mołot I need to export the information into a content type or a database, and adjust it and export it as I see fit. I'd prefer a module that has such a view, like Views System which can be cloned and extended
    – vfclists
    Oct 14, 2013 at 13:32
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    That's a very unusual request, I'd be quite surprised if anyone has written such a module (I can't imagine how it would be useful). Probably something you're going to have to write yourself to be honest
    – Clive
    Oct 14, 2013 at 13:35

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I don't think a module already exists for that.

To build it yourself, you'll need to implement hook_views_data(), and describe the views_view, and views_display tables.

These are the columns you'll have available from the views_view table:

  • name
  • description
  • tag
  • base_table
  • human_name
  • core

And from views_display:

  • vid (view id)
  • id
  • display_title
  • display_plugin
  • position
  • display_options

display_options is a serialised PHP array of data (containing the path and other specific information), so unless you implement some pretty advanced field/filters/etc handlers you won't be able to filter on those specific elements, or use them as fields.

  • Does this mean the info for the separate pages of a view are stored in the display_options field rather than in separate database rows?
    – vfclists
    Oct 14, 2013 at 13:52
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    The displays themselves are each a row in the views_display table, but yeah, most of the useful data in there is in a serialised column (path, row style used, filters, etc)
    – Clive
    Oct 14, 2013 at 13:53
  • I will accept it as it is as near an answer I'll get. I will delve into the Views module code later to see how the serialized info can be extracted
    – vfclists
    Oct 14, 2013 at 15:41
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    Make sure you get the Advanced Help module installed for that; it's not exactly obvious, but there's a bunch of sample code for developing custom handlers buried in the Views section of that module. It's really useful, I'm not sure why they try so hard to hide it
    – Clive
    Oct 14, 2013 at 15:43

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