Issue #891356 by erikwebb: Export comment noting install-time restriction
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1IMPORTANT: This is the final release of Migrate V1 - there will be no more support for
2this version of Migrate going forward.
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5The Migrate module provides a flexible framework for migrating content into Drupal from other
6sources (e.g., when converting a web site from another CMS to Drupal). Out-of-the-box, support
7for creating Drupal nodes, fields, comments, url aliases, users+profiles and roles are included.
8Hooks permit migration of other types of content.
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10The combination of the Table Wizard and Migrate modules is designed to support a migration process
11along these lines:
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13 * Import - Table Wizard can be used to import external data into tables in your Drupal database.
14 Any tables in your Drupal database, or in other databases on the same server, can be made
15 available to views for review and migration.
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17 * Analysis - Table Wizard performs analysis of table data (ranges, sizes, etc.), and supports
18 collaborative documentation of table fields.
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20 * Content sets - Create Views which represent the different source records that you wish to
21 migrate. The Views utilize the Views integration you just created with Table Wizard.
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23 * Migration - Migrate takes rows from the content sets creates Drupal objects from them. Migration
24 is reversible - migrated data can be quickly backed out and migrated again. A dashboard is provided to easily manage the process. Background processing via cron is supported for large migrations.
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26 * Auditing - Errors and other conditions flagged during migration are flagged and can be reviewed
27 in Views). Also, Migrate maintains mapping tables from the source data to the resulting Drupal
28 objects, enabling the creation of comparison views.
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d22cc188 30Acknowledgements
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33Much of the Migrate module functionality was sponsored by Cyrve, for its clients GenomeWeb
34(http://www.genomeweb.com) and The Economist (http://www.economist.com). The original code was
35based on node_import.
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d22cc188 37Author
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d22cc188 40Mike Ryan - http://drupal.org/user/4420