Drupal Lite 7: Remove Criteria from an Existing Automated List (aka View)

View displays have three categories of criteria for generating an automated list: Filter criteria, Sort criteria, and Display criteria. Some of these criteria get inherited when a new display is created but should be absent from that display. You can add and remove criteria for a display as desired.

These instructions are for removing criteria from a display.

This is the second of three tasks to Create a New Automated List (aka View).

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  1. Click Menu in the Administrator toolbar.
  2. Click Custom Settings in the Menu bar.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Click Manage Views.
    Manage Views link between URL Redirects and Manage Content Types links
  5. Click Edit for the view you wish to change.
    Edit dropdown for a view
  6. Click on the display you wish to change.
  7. Click on the name of the criterion you wish to remove. A pop-up window appears.
  8. In the For drop-down menu, confirm the display from which you would like to remove the criteria.
    • All displays: This option will apply any changes you make to the criteria to all displays within the View. Use this option if you were setting a new default for your displays.
    • This panel_pane (override): This option will apply any changes you make to the criteria to the current display only. Use this option when the current display needs to vary from the default.
  9. Click Remove.
  10. Repeat steps 7 through 9 for each criterion you wish to remove.
  11. Click Save.

Next Step to Create a New Automated List (aka View)

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