Import Content Using Feeds in Drupal 7


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Importing content using feeds

One of the problem domains I encounter often is the need to import content from a data source into Drupal. The United States Department of Energy created the Open Energy Information initiative or OpenEI as a platform to connect the world's energy data. Licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain one of the many collections of open data they publish is a database of wind farms in the United States. As this module facilitates the creation of a database of wind farms, I'm going to use the freely available CSV to import data.

I've trimmed the data set a bit to include only fields that are supported in this content type. One of the many advantages of Drupal is the open platform for developing and sharing content, and functionality, and importing data is one of those areas. The Feeds Module imports and aggregates data as nodes, users, taxonomy terms or even simple database records. Out of the box it supports RSS feeds, CSV files, and much more, and these imports can...

Importing content using feeds
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Importing content using feeds provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Jon Peck as part of the Drupal 7 Custom Module Development

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