[development] Separating configuration vs data tables

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Fri Jun 9 18:41:26 UTC 2006

This is what I call "fixtures". Yes, still vapour, but it wil be there, as 
part of sympal scripts. 

Op vrijdag 9 juni 2006 15:37, schreef Barry Jaspan:
> I do (a), but it is annoying and error prone.  If someone has a
> better system, I'd love to hear it.

I try to extract, one by one all content that is considered part of a 
"configuration". This can potentially be users, and nodes too. As well as 
categories etc. 
These are then dumped into PHP files, as PHP. 
  $node->title = 'My Cool Frontpage';
  $node->body = 'This is printed on my frontpage node';
  $node->name = 'Site Administrator';
  $nodes[] = $node; 

  $user->name  = 'Site Administrator';

note that we do not have stufff like Dates, uids and even nids. This is what 
makes fixtures far better then SQL dumps. A SQL dump is so much intertwined 
that it is near impossible to select only one or two tables and not all the 

Nodes need users; users need roles. Nodes need terms; terms need a whole range 
of tables. Nodes need revisions. Users need counters. Nodes need counters; 
etc etc etc. I guess you can go on untill you have.... A full SQL dump ;)

Now, still vapourware, in that matter, that I really want to find a central 
way to halde all tis, but Drupal is very incosistent. So the result is that I 
need to develop a wrapper around all 'objects' (users, terms, nodes etc) S 
that my fixtures are consistent and unified, while the backend (Drupal) can 
remain inconsistent. 

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