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Using mdbtools on *nix to convert Microsoft Access to MySQL

Mon, 12/05/2014 - 15:14 -- mcjim

One of the hardest parts of any migration to Drupal is getting hold of the data in the first place. And once you do get hold of it, there’s every chance that it might not be a format that’s easy for you to work with.

One recent migration was from an unsupported application built upon SQL Server 2000. Policy meant that I couldn’t even try connecting to it directly. I was given a flat file export, but found I couldn’t install an old enough version of SQL Server to import it.

The Entity Reference Autocomplete module

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 08:19 -- salva

With the inclusion of entities in core, the way developers approach development in Drupal has dramatically changed in the last few years. Not too long ago nodes were the core of pretty much every aspect of a Drupal project. Nowadays it's not too difficult to find projects in which entities are the backbone of the project. Developers used to have to hack, or at the very least, write the core behaviour of a site by using mechanisms supposed to be there just for additional functionality. Now, they can dictate how the system should behave.

Connecting your Drupal site to a Microsoft Active Directory server

Wed, 12/06/2013 - 08:51 -- markd

Drupal has become a hugely popular framework for building big websites and is becoming more and more widely used in government and public sector.  The likelihood of these organisations wanting to offer SSO to their users is pretty big also.

The Drupal Lightweight Directory Access Protocol or “LDAP” module allows, for organisations that hold their user data in an Active Directory installation, their users to login to the Drupal site using those credentials.

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