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Map Multi-value Fields With the Separator Method

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    MIGRATE MODULE BASICS FOR DRUPAL 7 SERIES
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    Map Multi-value Fields With the Separator Method
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    with Joe Shindelar
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    JOE SHINDELAR: So far all of the fields that we've been dealing
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    with on the Drupal side of things are single-value fields,
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    meaning each of them can only store one value.
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    However, Drupal's field API allows us to create multi-value fields.
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    What I want to do is take a look at how we can import data
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    from our source into a multi-value field in Drupal.
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    There's a couple of ways that we can do this.

Map Multi-Value Fields with the Separator Method

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This lesson is a short one but it covers an important topic, multi-value fields. Almost any field in Drupal can be configured to support more than one value being entered for a single field. Our teams entityreference field is a good example of this, a player could have played for one or more team over the course of their career. This lesson will look at two different ways to map multiple values for a single field.

First we'll look at doing it in a callback method where we perform an additional query and then use the values returned by that query. And second we'll look at using the field mapping's separator method to take a column in a source row that has multiple values separated by a comma and import them as individual field values.

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