Converting a web site from one content management system (or - ack! - raw HTML files) to another is always challenging. Going to Drupal is no exception. How does one go about it? What are the challenges and what's the best way to meet them? And what about exporting content from Drupal for use by other systems?
This group (formerly Data Import/Export, devoted to one solution) is for discussion of best practices in content migration. How do you manage the process? What are the things that are likely to trip you up? What tools are available?
In the short term, a major focus in this group is seeing if we can consolidate some of the myriad existing tools to aid in migration.
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i have a website in .net, a regualar .net website with database, i want that site to be managed through drupal.
every time when i have to upload data into my website it is taking forever, so i want to minimize it. lemme know how it can be done.
if it is possible then how?
P.S i am new to DRUPAL.
I'm in need of advice on Migration & Modules for a move from X-cart to Drupal7.Read more
I have a module which will export nodes, taxonomy terms and users from a Drupal site to data files. These data files can then be imported into another Drupal site which has the module installed.
The easiest way to try out this module is to:
- Install it on a test site.
- Create some content.
- Install the module.
- Export nodes (or terms or users) to a data file.
- Delete the data.
- Import the the previously created data file.
- Marvel at the data which has now been re-created.
I've had an idea for a way of joining up Features and Migrate in order to export entities that are data rather than config. I'd be interested in what people think...
The background is that lately I'm working on a project where we have several taxonomy vocabularies that are more part of the site structure than really content, so I used the Taxonomy CSV module to export them to CSV files and wrote a quick custom module with a UI to import them back in, so our various developers could use them to get test sites up to speed.Read more
I need to migrate the location details associated with a node content from drupal 6 to 7 with migration module. I successfully migrated the file field and taxonomy field data but I have no idea in migrating location details. There is no field handler for location in migrate module and I can't find any helpful article in web. Anybody know how to migrate the location details using migrate module(version 7.x-2.3)? Any help on this will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
I am new to this group. Now I was migrating content from Drupal 6 to 7 with the help of migrate module. I had migrated image field having multiple values. But I have no hope in the case of taxonomy terms yet. i tried with reference to the code of some sandbox project but the values were not inserting. Please take a look on my prepareRow function.
The previously mentioned new data export and import module has been extensively updated.
Now, all content types can be exported and imported - as well as the taxonomy terms.
I would appreciate some help with getting the module reviewed. The project is at:
and the issue is at:
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I have written a new module Entityforms that allows user to create front-end forms that are entities. The submissions are also fieldable entities. I was wondering if there is a module that can export any Entity type, not just nodes and users, into csv files. I would want the ability to bulk export the submission entities(or any entity) to csv files.
I know I can do this with Views Data Export but I would have to make the view for each entity type.Read more
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Implementation was made more than a year ago and now we have really robust tools like Feeds. However if these small tools will be used as is or as a base for more powerful solution - I'll be happy.
NB - The module has now been extensively developed and both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 versions are available. The module is at:
This module is designed to be part of a whole dev/staging/live deployment process.
Basically, you can push development changes up to a beta copy of a new site - and then using the Data Export Import module you can export data from a live site and then import that data into the beta site to produce a new version of the site.Read more
I have converted an MSSQL export to MySQL. Exported to CSV for import. Are their any field mapping tools for Drupal or am I doomed to write my own script?
Thanks in advance.
Phaidon Press is working on a project which involves migrating a large database from FileMaker Pro to Drupal 7.
The first stage, exporting from FileMaker to a generic MySQL database, is in hand now, but we need someone to undertake the job of importing the data from the generic database to Drupal 7. Depending on how the data is organized, there are potentially about 5000 nodes and 52000 media assets (almost all of these images).Read more
[Sorry for cross-posting.]
I'd like to migrate users, content, and uploaded files from one OpenPublish installation to another. I'm not very familiar with databases, but can do imports and exports... Which tables should I pay attention to?
I am taking a look at using feeds to push content from one site to another.
Reading the pages for Feeds Atom, Views Atom, and Push_Hub it looks like push hub will notify if someting changes on the host server.
I was wondering how I make the feed only available to another machine of my choosing and not allow it to be world readable?
Services allows for key authentication.
Does feeds module have a similar option?
I just posted a new module called Syndeploy. It provides content changes through syndication, that can be used to deploy from staging to production. It's sort of a pull version of Deploy. Please see the project page for details. I'm just getting into heavy development now, so please reply if you have any thoughts on this. Thanks!
Doing a migration to Drupal 7 from another CMS and trying to import content and users. Can import basic fields just fine, but custom fields aren't working. Tried two ways: direct to MySql database and using drupal cmds.
(1) using sql insert
"INSERT INTO users (name, mail, uid, pass, ...) VALUES (blah, blah, blah, blah, ...), (...); " -- works great. able to login with old user id and password (pass is pre-hashed by Drupal routine).Read more