Last updated May 16, 2011. Created on March 8, 2009.
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Version 2.x of the Views module provides a customized, flexible method for Drupal site designers to control how lists and tables of almost any type of content are presented. Until Views, Drupal programmers typically relied on hand-coding for most of these activities, especially in formatting taxonomy and tracker lists.

This tool is essentially a smart query builder that, given enough information, can build the proper query, execute it, and display the results as a page, block, or other format such as an RSS feed.

Views 2.x documentation is contained within the Views module itself; you will need to install the Advanced help module to see it. Also, check the Views project page for more documentation sources.

NOTE: Please do not add pages to this section that explain how to use Views! If you have documentation to add for Views 2, it needs to go into the Advanced Help inside the module or the API documentation. You are encouraged to file an issue in the Views issue queue with your suggestions for additions and improvements to the documentation.

If you have tips, snippets, etc. that you do not think belong in the Views Advanced Help, but you think might be useful... consider that people will find them easier if they are in Views Advanced Help or the API documentation. Or, you can add them to the Tips and Tricks section of this Handbook.

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