I am trying to integrate Views with CiviCRM but cannnot see the code in the CMS Datbase section to add to the settings.php file. I am stuck on step 5. Has anyone come across this issue?

The steps are here - http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Views3+Integration

  • If you are using one database for both Civi and Drupal, then you don't need the code for Views integration.
    – pmoz
    Aug 8, 2015 at 17:38
  • Using different databases for them. Thanks pmoz Aug 9, 2015 at 12:57
  • so are you saying that at /civicrm/admin/setting/uf?reset=1 you see nothing? any other indications that your drupal<->civi linkages is problematic? do you have a drupal user id on the contact summary screen and can click it to go to the user record, and vice versa, on drupal user record do you have the civi Name and Address profile showing, and the link back to the civi record?
    – petednz - fuzion
    Aug 9, 2015 at 20:52
  • That is right pete. I can click between both civicrm user and the drupal user record and it works fine. I cannot see any linkage problem. I see the link to the contact dashboard on the drupal user field. Aug 9, 2015 at 23:12

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Solved. You need to go to your civicrm.settings file first and then add the drupal base URL in the section where it says add your drupal URL and then you will see the code.

  1. Follow the steps in the link for Views.

  2. In the civicrm.settings.php file there will a comment around line 58 which asks to enter the Content Management System (CMS) database connection details. Once this is entered the views should show up.

  • Congratulations! Aug 10, 2015 at 3:12
  • surprised that wasn't causing other havoc
    – petednz - fuzion
    Aug 10, 2015 at 21:11
  • Thanks Joe. Pete we are really beginning to integrate CiviCRM into websites more seamlessly. I am sure that it would cause some chaos in the longer run if not fixed. Aug 11, 2015 at 4:53
  • @SohalKhatwani I'm having the same problem but I'm not understanding your solution. Which line did you edit in civicrm.settings.php ? The way this response is written it's like replacing the MySQL URL with the base URL which doesn't make sense at all. Can offer more detailed instructions? ty.
    – atmosx
    Aug 29, 2016 at 8:41
  • Hi @atmosx. There are a couple of steps to get the CiviCRM data into Drupal Views. I will add another detailed answer below. Aug 30, 2016 at 6:47

Sohal, see this video from CiviCON Denver 2015 as well - it might help - CiviCON Denver- CiviCRM Drupal Integration Showcase

  • Joe the video is great. Learned a fair bit from it. However, no solution to the code. Aug 9, 2015 at 13:30
  • Sohal, oh well. A question - why are you not using just one database for both CiviCRM and Drupal? Aug 9, 2015 at 19:22
  • Hi Joe, we prefer to keep the database separate as some of our clients do not go for CiviCRM and once integrated we find it quite hard to remove CiviCRM from Drupal when the database is the same. Aug 10, 2015 at 0:09

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