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I've been spending a lot of time in the Civi galaxy learning the ropes. Now I am moving back to the drupal galaxy. I know they reside in the same universe and there are some blocks pre-built to expose Civi to Drupal.

Users are one area with overlap.

But Views... I see some pre-built civi views for me to place in Drupal. Where are they defined??

There is a pre-built view for upcoming events and I would like to tweak that to only show upcoming events where event type ==x.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks

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It's not a "view" in the drupal meaning of the word. It's coming from here: https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/blob/6960dd4c1e5e99f8e0b3564dcc15269184d7702d/CRM/Core/Block.php#L523

I think the "right" way to customize this would be with your own drupal module that creates a block that does the same thing but calls that CRM_Event_BAO_Event::getCompleteInfo(date("Ymd")); function with the 2nd parameter which allows you to specify type.

I don't know if there's a hook that would allow you to more easily customize it in a supported way. If you want to hack it, just add a second parameter on that line to specify the type.

UPDATE: You could also do this as a drupal "view" if you install civicrm_entity. Views can be displayed as blocks.

  • You think thatif I edit my version of that blob and refresh my D8 cache then the my new pseudo block will show up as a block to add to a layout (like the current ones)? /** * The following blocks are supported. * * @var int */ const CREATE_NEW = 1, RECENTLY_VIEWED = 2, DASHBOARD = 3, ADD = 4, LANGSWITCH = 5, EVENT = 6, FULLTEXT_SEARCH = 7; – HeneryH Nov 26 '20 at 2:20
  • Sort of. You'd need to either hack civi or make your own module. But I've updated answer since you could also do this with civicrm_entity. – Demerit Nov 26 '20 at 14:39
  • I'll have to address this with the civi entity team but there is an install bug. composer - drupal/civicrm_entity 3.0.0-beta1 requires drupal/civicrm * -> no matching package found. – HeneryH Nov 26 '20 at 15:26
  • Did you see the note at github.com/eileenmcnaughton/civicrm_entity/tree/… – Demerit Nov 26 '20 at 15:41
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    Drupal Module civicrm_entity worked well. Thank you @Demerit. I had to git clone the repo since composer require didn't work but otherwise it works fine. – HeneryH Nov 26 '20 at 16:44

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