Drupal Enterprise 7: Understanding Views (Automated Lists)

The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration.


In Drupal, Views (also known as automated lists) is a presentation module that is often used by the Site Builder to create automation and organization to the site. The views module allows site builders to create, manage and display lists of content.

On the demonstration site, the PicoTech News lists the most recent news articles and the Faculty lists the upcoming events.
Both the News Archive and the All Events are Views that automatically generate the appropriate list based on the

  • type of content (either News or Biography)
  • date of the content (published date or biography)
  • display (just a link for the News, the link and short description for the biography)