[development] development] Book to Book-Pages... Many to many

Ken Rickard agentrickard at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 20:11:46 UTC 2007


Funny enough, I'm writing a "skeleton outline" module for D5 right now to
address a similar problem.

The skeleton module (when finished) will let you define an outline for new
books, including default node content and settings for each book page.  Then
you will be able to create new "instances" of each skeleton as a new book.
The result is cloned nodes across several books, which sounds like your

Send me a note offlist and I can send you some code.

- Ken Rickard


> Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 14:02:11 -0600
> From: "Daniel Hilton" <dunghopper at gmail.com>
> Subject: [development] Book to Book-Pages... Many to many
>         relationship??
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> Here's my situation:
> I'm in the process of importing dozens of paper (Word document) manuals
> into
> my Drupal intranet site as books.
> One of the main goals of this project is to reduce redundancy... in the
> word-document / file share set up, each manual is duplicated five times,
> once for each region in which my company operates.
> Some of the documents are identical across all regions, yet we still
> maintain 5 copies of the document.  (Yikes!)  Others are unique to a
> region
> (thus the separate copies of the manuals).
> This brings us to my dilema:  It seems that the book module won't allow
> the
> same node to be placed in multiple books, meaning my goal of redundancy
> reduction is out the window!
> Does anyone have any suggestions about how to accomplish the functionality
> I'm looking for (adding a single node to multiple books)?
> I'm sure I could hack the book module to make it work, but I've really
> been
> trying not to tamper with core modules.
> Has there been any discussion on this topic before?  Does anyone wish to
> discuss the possibility of adding this to the book module officially?
> Thanks for any input.
> Dan
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