The CiviCRM Views integration (Drupal) provides a way to create a View using data from Civi fields. Is there a way to include the output from a Civi token in the View?

The use case is that I have a token for a custom greeting that I want to include in a View.

[For this particular situation, using the email_greeting field would be enough but it does not show in the list of fields available to add to a View.]

  • Could you please edit your question to explain your use-case? What is your end goal?
    – Coleman
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 21:36
  • @Coleman - edited, hopefully that's clearer
    – Aidan
    Commented Jun 9, 2015 at 8:03
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    It sounds like the real question might be "how do I add a currently unsupported field to Views"
    – Coleman
    Commented Jun 9, 2015 at 14:45
  • @Coleman - I have created a separate question for that (civicrm.stackexchange.com/q/3120/225), and when tokens are just an existing field, it becomes just a different way of achieving the same thing. However, when tokens have more logic in them than just a simple field the question is still how to include them in a View.
    – Aidan
    Commented Jun 9, 2015 at 19:49
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    Ah, classic. But if you're writing your own custom tokens you might as well write your own views fields using the views_php module.
    – Coleman
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 1:23

2 Answers 2


I am using civicrm_entity which can pretty much expose everythign in civicrm to drupal views (and more) filter of type greeting


You could write a Drupal module to call hook_views_post_execute() or hook_views_pre_render(), looping through the result set and calling your token's function for each record. However, if your email greeting formula is simple, I would call hook_views_query_alter() to add it into your list of select fields, concatenating the name within your SQL.

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