Contextual filters and default values


This screencast presents the concept of default values for contextual filters, and comments on why using default values is a bad idea from an architectural point of view.

It covers the following topics:

  • What default contextual filter values are
  • How to set default contextual filter values
  • Some examples of extra settings for default contextual filter value
  • Some words about why it is a bad idea to let the view make assumption about the context where it is embedded
  • Some more words about why it is a bad idea to let the view make assumption about the context where it is embedded
  • Some words about using default contextual filter values when creating Views blocks

By Johan Falk; Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0