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Mastering Drupal 8 Views by Gregg Marshall

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Chapter 2. Views from Scratch

In this chapter, we'll cover the basics of building Drupal Views. After building a simple listing of available properties, we will look at some Views terminology that defines the components of a view:

  • Views types
  • Displays
  • Display Formats
  • Display Contents

Finally, we'll finish the chapter by building a view from Drupal's watchdog log, which is something new in Drupal 8.

A first try at listing the available properties

"Okay, Jackson, we've modified an existing view. I think it's time to learn how to build my own views in Drupal 8." Lynn gave Jackson a nice scratch knowing she'd be ignoring him for a few hours while she worked her way through this first view on her own.

Starting at the Views listing page (Manage | Structure ...

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