1 views_plugin_query_default.inc views_plugin_query_default::queue_table($table, $relationship = NULL, $join = NULL, $alias = NULL)

Add a table to the query without ensuring the path.

This is a pretty internal function to Views and add_table() or ensure_table() should be used instead of this one, unless you are absolutely sure this is what you want.


$table: The name of the table to add. It needs to exist in the global table array.

$relationship: The primary table alias this table is related to. If not set, the primary table will be used.

views_join $join: In some join configurations this table may actually join back through a different method; this is most likely to be used when tracing a hierarchy path. (node->parent->parent2->parent3). This parameter will specify how this table joins if it is not the default.

$alias: A specific alias to use, rather than the default alias.

Return value

$alias: The alias of the table; this alias can be used to access information about the table and should always be used to refer to the table when adding parts to the query. Or FALSE if the table was not able to be added.


core/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query_default.inc, line 436
Defines the default query object.


Object used to create a SELECT query.


function queue_table($table, $relationship = NULL, $join = NULL, $alias = NULL) {
  // If the alias is set, make sure it doesn't already exist.
  if (isset($this->table_queue[$alias])) {
    return $alias;

  if (empty($relationship)) {
    $relationship = $this->base_table;

  if (!array_key_exists($relationship, $this->relationships)) {
    return FALSE;

  if (!$alias && $join && $relationship && !empty($join->adjusted) && $table != $join->table) {
    if ($relationship == $this->base_table) {
      $alias = $table;
    else {
      $alias = $relationship . '_' . $table;

  // Check this again to make sure we don't blow up existing aliases for already
  // adjusted joins.
  if (isset($this->table_queue[$alias])) {
    return $alias;

  $alias = $this->mark_table($table, $relationship, $alias);

  // If no alias is specified, give it the default.
  if (!isset($alias)) {
    $alias = $this->tables[$relationship][$table]['alias'] . $this->tables[$relationship][$table]['count'];

  // If this is a relationship based table, add a marker with
  // the relationship as a primary table for the alias.
  if ($table != $alias) {
    $this->mark_table($alias, $this->base_table, $alias);

  // If no join is specified, pull it from the table data.
  if (!isset($join)) {
    $join = $this->get_join_data($table, $this->relationships[$relationship]['base']);
    if (empty($join)) {
      return FALSE;

    $join = $this->adjust_join($join, $relationship);

  $this->table_queue[$alias] = array(
    'table' => $table,
    'num' => $this->tables[$relationship][$table]['count'],
    'alias' => $alias,
    'join' => $join,
    'relationship' => $relationship,

  return $alias;