I have a File view, i.e. a view of type "File" whose base table is {files}. I would like to list only files that are present in a specific filefield. Typically, this would be done via a FileField relationship in the view, that joins the file table to the node table (via the various CCK tables). Is that currently possible?

The Upload: Node relationship, for example, implements this join between files and the nodes where they were uploaded via the Upload module.

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infojunkie’s picture

Category: support » feature
Status: Active » Needs review
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Attached is a patch to achieve what I need. In filefield_field_settings_views_data, I add the necessary declarations to find a "Content: Node" relationship that, when marked as required, shows only files that are attached to a certain filefield, and exposes the associated node data.

quicksketch’s picture

Hm, interesting... I think this makes sense to include, but you could actually already accomplish the same thing if you started with a view of type "Node", then made a relationship over to the Files table. This patch just makes it so that you can do it both directions.

infojunkie’s picture

You're right, but in my case, I cannot start with a "Node" table, for other reasons.

infojunkie’s picture

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Attached is a slightly modified version where the new relationship is named after the field's label, instead of the generic "Node" label. This works better when multiple filefields exist.

quicksketch’s picture

Status: Needs review » Fixed

Patch works great. Thanks for your contribution infojunkie! Committed and will be in the 3.3 version.

quicksketch’s picture

Title: How can I link a File view to a filefield? » Add relationship to the Node table based on FileField tables

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.