Julieta Mal's picture

Create a Intranet as a repository for project evaluations with roadmap

I need to create a kind of intranet
as a website for a subsidiary company of a university where
users who own projects can upload their progress (pdf files) and can be reviewed by departments responsible for the revision and thus advance their project in a roadmap or a series of booths evaluating their project

any ideas?
someone who wants to support me and needs support for some tasks?

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fabriolle's picture

Drupal OpenData Working Group - Italian projects

This discussion is on best practices around Italian Drupal Open Data Projects with expecially focus on Open Government Data.

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robertrackl's picture

Views on Alternate Database


I am a Drupal learner but have quite a bit of other software and database experience, I would say semi-professional. Is there a way to use Views on an alternate database (i.e., not the Drupal one for the web site) without writing php code - or at least very little php code (since I have no php experience)?


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brad.curnow's picture

Handling large spike of un-cachable requests.

Hi all.

I've been tasked with building a high performance, high capacity website for a client and so have been reading up on best practices. I'm getting familiar with the cache based approach for both authenticated and anon. users, APC, varnish etc - however I'm finding it difficult to find best practices regarding non-cachable requests.


Suppose my website were to give away 500 free donuts to the first 500 people who correctly answer a multiple choice question. This figure would be stored in a field called "QTY" on the "freebie" content type.

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Joseph Lau's picture

Problem about database configuration in installation of OpenScholar

It comes with me when I am setting database configuration in installation of OpenScholar.

Warning: in DatabaseConnection->__construct() (line 304 of C:\BitNami\wampstack-5.3.23-0\apps\drupal\htdocs\includes\database\ Warning: htmlspecialchars(): Invalid multibyte sequence in argument in check_plain() (line 1572 of C:\BitNami\wampstack-5.3.23-0\apps\drupal\htdocs\includes\

And, I cannot log in the server by using "root" and the password I set previously.

How can I solve it?

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RYOMAX's picture

Contract - Drupal and Uber Cart developer | RYOMAX Studios

Employment type: 

I am in need of a Drupal and UberCart wiz that can help with a short project.
The first part consists of moving a Drupal site from one host to another ad reconfiguring the DB to function.
The second part of the project involves creating a custom intelligent shopping cart, custom Uber reprot, and customizing the checkout proces.

I prefer someone local that I can occasionally meet with.
Additional opportunities could arise from this initial project.

If interested contact John at
A couple of references required.

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ghost93's picture

Drupal Database Best Practices?

I've been using Drupal now for a couple of years but I'm still learning how to program for Drupal and what the best practices are for this.

My question is about adding tables to the database. For the tables that I need to use on my site, is it better practice to add these to the Drupal database (prefixing them so that they are easily separated from the Drupal tables) or should I create a separate database for site specific tables?


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marathon_roger's picture

Web Application Developer | Arizona State University

Employment type: 
Full time
Not allowed

The Graduate College is seeking an experienced and energetic application and database developer. Duties will include, but are not limited to, web site and web form development, database scripting and development and enhancement. The team member will focus on Graduate College web sites and related forms, along with development of web applications using Drupal modules and PHP with connectivity to PeopleSoft and other university databases.

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firebird's picture

Tests failing after a core patch changed the database

Hi all

I've just committed a patch ( to the core Taxonomy module. The patch includes an addition of a database column. The automated tests fail, seemingly because the database that the tests are being run on doesn't have the extra field:

Is that what's happening? If not, what's going on? Is there a way to make the tests pass?


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kromcuich's picture

drupal dev for a human rights database |

Employment type: 
Allowed is a Montreal based tech collective that uses open source technology and principles, with team members across Canada, UK, Ireland, India and US. provides digital security and information management expertise to organised civil society and independent media organisations.

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