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This tutorial covers a topic in Drupal 7 which may or may not be the version you're using. We're keeping this tutorial online as a courtesy to users of Drupal 7, but we consider it archived.
It's almost unheard of to write a data import that just works on the first try. Our examples have all been written using data that is known to be in good shape, and to be honest we've avoided even trying to import some of the data because it ended up being problematic and we wanted to focus on working with the Migrate module and not debugging the problems in your source data. In the real world though, you're going to end up with problematic rows in your source data and you'll need to get them resolved.
In this lesson we'll run the complete player migration and end up with a couple of rows that fail to import because of an oversight in our code. We can use the migrate UI to get a sense of what is failing and why. Then we'll use a combination of options available to the drush migrate command and some strategically placed print_r's to debug and resolve the problem rows. Finally, we'll use a trick to get the Migrate module to re-import all the problem rows but not the already imported rows.
Over the years we've developed some techniques for practicing that we wanted to share. At Drupalize.Me we take hugging seriously. In this tutorial we'll look at the art, and science, of giving a good hug. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word hug as; squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
Did you know there are all kinds of different hugs that you can give? In this tutorial we'll look at:
- Defining what a hug is
- Some of the many types of hugs in the world today
- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
Lets go ahead and get started shall we?