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

Peter Wolanin pwolanin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 20:26:29 UTC 2007


This is a non-trivial undertaking because you need to be able to
maintain your context (i.e. which book are you currently browsing, so
that you know which page is the next/previous, etc.)

some related links:

An existing contrib module:
This implements more general tree structures and could provide useful
code and ideas.

Discussions of a "relationship API" on g.d.o:


On 6/8/07, Daniel Hilton <dunghopper at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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