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Adding Additional Metadata to a Migration

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    Adding Additional Metadata to a Migration
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    with Joe Shindelar
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    JOE SHINDELAR: One of the things that I found about writing
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    data migrations is that oftentimes the mapping of a source
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    field to a destination field is actually the easy part.
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    The part that's hard is figuring out what data should go where.
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    Lucky for us, the Migrate Module provides a bunch of tools that make
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    it easier for us to have these conversations about field mappings
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    with our teammates.
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    In this lesson, I'd like to look at how we can provide

Adding Additional Metadata to a Migration


Although not required when writing your own migration, the Migrate module provides ways for us to decorate our migrations with additional information making it easier to keep track of who is working on what, what needs to get done, and related issues. We've already seen some of this in previous lessons with with the Do Not Migrate option for fields and ability to provide field mapping descriptions. In this lesson we'll take a look at how we can make use of the additional tools to do things like; Show the name, contact info, and roles of individuals working on the migration, pose questions to other team members via the migration UI, and link individual field mappings to related tickets in our bug tracking software. Making it easier for team members who don't want to be involved with the code to help move our migration along.

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