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Drupal Roles Reference module not working in Views

Posted on 2010-11-28
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I have a content type downloads that, using the Roles Reference module, contains a field for role that allows the admin to assign a role to the download. The plan is to only show downloads that match the role of the logged in user.

In Views I created a download view that uses the role filter provided by the Roles Reference module. I made sure the appropriate fields were included in the view so that the filter would work. It's simply not working.

I don't have a lot of Drupal experience—I usually provide custom built CMS—so this may be a very easy fix. I'm hoping. My client is getting impatient.
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Question by:stephenbliss
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by:RobertPope
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are you using this view in a block?  are you using arguments to limit the view?  If so are you certain your arguments are in scope when using the block?
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by:stephenbliss
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I'm using this view as a page that lists available downloads. The only filters are by node=downlaod and then the Current Roles = Yes provided by the roles reference module. In fields I included Content: Role and User: Roles not being certain which were required for the filter. When I view the page—nothing. If I remove the filter for Current Roles I see all the downloads as expected. So I know it all works, just the Roles filtering that doesn't.
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by:RobertPope
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I may have 20 minutes after 5pm to screenshare a bit with you - I am thinking you are going to want to use arguments to solve this though

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by:stephenbliss
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That would be awesome. Just not sure of my schedule 5 - 6. Later would work for sure and anytime tomorrow.
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I solved this by using a User Reference field type in the content type. This works perfectly—we can select the users that we want to have access to these downloads individually providing the granularity the client wanted.
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by:RobertPope
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Hey that's great!  nice work.
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I was directed to this solution by information I found elsewhere on the web.
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