Drupal migrations for non-coders

Starting with Drupal 8, the Migrate API makes it possible to write and execute migrations without having to write PHP code. It is also possible to execute them from the Drupal administration interface if the command line is not available or you prefer not to use it.

This session will explain the Migrate API and many of its concepts like source, process, and destination plugins from a site builder perspective. You will also learn about the migrate ecosystem in Drupal 9 to be aware of what tools are at your disposal. The examples include migrating from CSV and JSON files to populate different field types like taxonomy, date, and address.

Target Audience

People who want to learn the about the workflow and thought process to migrate data into Drupal 9. Site builders will learn how to perform migrations. Project managers will understand the complexity of these tasks for better estimation.


Although no prior Migrate module knowledge is required, it is expected that attendees have a basic understanding of site building concepts like nodes, content types, and fields. You can have a look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02fvLzPSIjc for an overview of the Drupal site building concepts.

If you want a headstart, you can learn more about Drupal's Migrate API at https://understanddrupal.com/31-days-of-migrations

Presenters: Mauricio Dinarte
Session Details: https://www.drupalgovcon.org/2020/program/sessions/drupal-9-migrations-non-coders

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