Last updated August 22, 2019

Source plugins extract data from a source and return it as a set of rows representing an individual item to import and some additional information about the properties that make up that row.

Anyone writing a custom migration, or module developers who want to provide a migration path from their Drupal 6 or 7 module, will need to work with source plugins.

In this tutorial we'll talk about the role that source plugins fulfill and how they work. By the end of this tutorial you should be able to determine whether or not you need to write a source plugin for your migration.