[development] SQL To D6 Schema Conversion Script?

Jeff Eaton jeff at viapositiva.net
Wed Apr 2 10:36:51 UTC 2008

You need to first create a hook_schema() that defines the *tables*,  
and nothing else. At that point schema.module will go through and  
create proper definitions for all of the fields, indexes, etc in said  
tables. It appears that was done to avoid the module choking and dying  
on complex DB scenarios where Drupal was sharing its db with other  
systems, resulting in jillions of non-drupal tables to parse.


On Apr 2, 2008, at 3:19 AM, Angela Byron wrote:

> Nancy Wichmann wrote:
>> Karoly Negyesi wrote:
>>>> see schema.module in contrib.
>>> I installed that when working on the registry patch and was not  
>>> really able
>> to find where can I get the schema
>>> definiton of the not-yet-defined registry table. I might have missed
>> something absolutely obvious.
>> There is an "Inspect" tab that will show you proposed schema for  
>> all unknown
>> tables.  I just copy and paste - with a bit of reformatting.  Voila!
>> Instant hook_schema.
> Can you confirm that this works? I tried with 6.x-1.2 with a new  
> "foo" table I'd created by hand in PHPMyAdmin, and got a notice, a  
> warning, and an empty schema array apart from the primary key.
> http://drupal.org/node/223952
> I also noticed an inspectschema module in Frando's sandbox but that  
> has fatal errors.
> Am I missing something obvious?
> -Angie

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