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Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours by Jesse Feiler

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Hour 14. Working with Views

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• Explore Built-In Views for the Front Page

• Build Views for Database Queries

• Explore View Interfaces, Such as Pagers

• Let Users Control View Selections

Introduction

Drupal is built on the very stable and flexible base of a modern relational database (most frequently, it is MySQL, but others are also supported). Relational databases store, retrieve, and manipulate data with remarkable speed and efficiency. However, a challenge for the nearly half-century of database use has been how to make the creation and manipulation of database structures (schemas) accessible to nonprogrammer types. A companion challenge over the same span of decades has been how to make ...

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