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by NodeOne
2 years 47 weeks ago | 10:02

This screencast demonstrates how to use AND and OR groups in Rules, to configure more complex conditions. This is examplified by a rule that notifies administrators when content is promoted to front page.

The screencast covers:
-How to be confused over the positioning of the AND and OR statements
-How to combine conditions with AND requirements
-How to combine conditions with OR requirements
-How to combine AND and OR groups to create complex conditions
-Some advice about the order of conditions
-How to delete reaction rules

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2 years 47 weeks ago | 10:04

This screencast guides you on a quick safari through the actions, conditions and events provided by Rules core.

It covers:
-A quick look at some actions provided by Rules
-A quick look at conditions provided by Rules
-A quick look at events provided by Rules
-Some words about data objects being provided to Rules by the triggering events
-Some words about multiple events in one rule limiting the available data (rather than expanding)

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2 years 47 weeks ago | 16:28

This screencast shows how to manage lists in Rules – data types corresponding to arrays of other data types. It covers:

-How to loop through multiple-value data in Rules, to act on each individual data entry
-That lists are their own data types in Rules
-That each primary data type automatically gets a list type as well
-How to add data to lists
-How to only add data if it is not already present
-How to select whether to add new data to the start or end of the list
-How to load new entities into Rules (by id)

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2 years 47 weeks ago | 19:54

This screencast presents data types and the data selection method for input in Rules. This is the most important difference between Rules 1 (D6) and Rules 2 (D7).

-How to use data selection to explore available data and drill down to selected properties
-Using the data comparison condition
-Using the set a data value action
-That Rules recognizes different types of data, and verifies when necessary
-That Rules knows that not all data is writable, and verifies when necessary
-How to create composite tokens, extending the tokens listed in the replacement patterns

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by NodeOne
2 years 47 weeks ago | 11:12

This screencast shows the basics of how to use the Relation module with Rules:
-Creating lists of relation endpoints in Rules
-In particular, that you should create general entity lists as endpoints
-Creating new relation entities in Rules

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by NodeOne
2 years 48 weeks ago | 13:52

This screencast covers some more of the Views integration in the Relation module:
-Using directional relations in Views
-Setting the base of a relation in a Views relationship
-Using the “require this relationship” in Views relationship
-Using directional relations in the reverse direction
-Why you should prefer contextual filters over relationships in Views

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by NodeOne
2 years 48 weeks ago | 15:05

This screencast shows how to use relations created with the Relation module as relationships in Views. (Try saying that fast three times in a row!) Topics include:

-Loading a Relation relationship in Views, accessing the target entity
-Loading a Relation relationship in Views, accessing the relation entity
-Using contextual filters on the viewed user, plus menu tabs
-Somewhat unexpected duplicates in the resulting rows (due to Views configuration)

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by NodeOne
2 years 48 weeks ago | 10:36

This screencast shows how to add fields to relations, and how to create directional relations. It covers:

-What directional relations are, and how to set one up.
-That directional relations (at the moment) only can have two end points.
-How to add fields to relations.
-How to manage field settings on relations (which works just as on other entities).
-A bug concerning rendering of relations with files.

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2 years 48 weeks ago | 10:31

This screencast presents the Relation Dummy Field, providing both a list of related relations and a widget for – under some circumstances – add new relations. The screencast covers:

-How to add relations using the Relation Dummy Field
-That you cannot edit existing relations using the Relation Dummy Field
-Displaying a table of existing relations on an entity
-Other formatter for the Relation Dummy Field – target end points only, and natural language
-A bug, removing other field data when you create relations

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by NodeOne
2 years 48 weeks ago | 10:08

This screencast shows how to create relation types, and how to create relations using the Relation Entity Collector block. It covers:

-Adding a “friendship” relation, connecting two users
-Symmetrical (non-directional) relations
-How the Relation Entity Collector block works
-Viewing a relation entity on its own page
-(Not) viewing a relation on the pages of the connected entities