Drupal 6: Online Presentation of Data

with Tom Geller
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Drupal 6: Online Presentation of Data
Video duration: 0s 6h 8m Intermediate


Drupal's built-in data presentation tools offer several ways for web designers to clearly and attractively package their data. In Drupal 6: Online Presentation of Data, Tom Geller explains how Drupal handles data so users can set up intelligent structures and implement them with Drupal's Content Construction Kit. Tom also shows how a data-driven web site can improve its interactivity by using geographic data to connect real-world addresses to maps. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Importing and manipulating data in Drupal
  • Presenting date-formatted information in calendars
  • Understanding Drupal's data-query interface, "Views"
  • Improving view appearances with grid, list, and table formatting
  • Importing, exporting, and cloning views
  • Extending views with arguments and relationships


music plays Hi! I'm Tom Geller. This is Drupal 6 Online Presentation of Data. In Drupal 6 Online Presentation of Data, I'll teach you how to structure your information and how to present it in both charts and maps. I'll describe how Drupal handles data, how you can set up intelligent data structures and how to implement them in Drupal using the Content Construction Kit or CCK and you will get a step-by-step guide to Drupal's data query interface called Views.

I'll explain how Drupal can improve site's interactivity by using geographic data to connect addresses with real world maps. If you've have taken our Drupal Essential Training course, you know what a valuable tool this program can be when it comes to managing and presenting data and the techniques you learn in this course will help you to format them to be more attractive to your users. So if you want to get the most out of this course, first review the Drupal Essential Training course on lynda.com and you will be ready to use all the features I'll be demonstrating here. So if you are a web designer or a site administrator who wants to produce a dynamic data driven website, Drupal can help and I'm here to show you how. Let's get started.

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Q: The exercise files for the course appear to be missing.

A: Full exercise files for this course were not provided because of the unusually large amount of images, modules, and other files that would have to be installed in specific places, in addition to the database. We hope to have a solution for future Drupal courses that installs all items in their correct places.

Q: During the course the author makes reference to being able to add data via the exercise files; however, the data is not in the exercise files.
A: During the recording of the title, some of the exercise files were removed, since the frequent updates to Drupal itself and to the modules that are needed to run the exercise files cause them to break.

The data referenced in the video consists mostly of names and addresses, which will need to be typed by hand.
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