Migrate System: Terms and Concepts for Drupal 8, Drupal 9

Last updated February 18, 2021

To follow along with the rest of the migration tutorials you'll want to make sure you understand the following concepts and terms as they relate to Drupal migrations.

In this tutorial, we'll take look at the basic components of a migration and familiarize ourselves with some of the concepts and terminology needed to understand how the system works. We'll cover:

  • What is a migration?
  • Migration templates
  • The extract, transform, load process
  • Destinations and sources
  • Additional Drupalisms

By the end of this tutorial you should be able to identify the various components that a migration is composed of, and explain at a basic level what each is responsible for.