Module Development

Export Migration Configuration Entities into a Module for Drupal 8, 9, and 10

If you want to modify the Drupal-to-Drupal migrations created by Migrate Upgrade you'll need to export the Migrate Plus configuration entities, convert the ones you want to customize to standard migration .yml files, and put them into a custom module. Then, you can make edits the YAML definition of the migration, and keep your customizations in Git.

We recommend creating a new module to house the code that makes up your custom Drupal-to-Drupal migration.

In this tutorial we'll:

  • Create a new module
  • Export the migration configuration entities generated by drush migrate-upgrade as YAML files
  • Copy the files that represent the migrations we're interested in into our new module
  • Customize the copied files

By the end of this tutorial you should have a new module that contains the starting migration YAML files for your custom migration.