White Spot Restaurants

White Spot restaurants is a chain of restaurants in British Columbia and Alberta. I was the sole developer in charge of overhauling their old Drupal 6 website to Drupal 7 while employed at Burst! Creative Group Inc. I created a CSV export of all the content from their existing Drupal 6 website and then used the Drupal Feeds module to import it into the new website.

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  • Drupal
  • Mobile Version

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Content Migration

One of the first tasks was to migrate all the content from the old Drupal 6 system. Their existing system had a lot of content that I had to export into a CSV file and import it into their new system using the Drupal Feeds module.

There was a importer and exporter for every single content type and I had to cross-match all the fields and occasionally modify the value using Feeds Tamper before importing the data into the new system.

One of the most difficult parts of the import process was entity references in their old system. All job postings on the website belong to a specific location. I had to keep this reference in this new system, but all the node IDs would be regenerated on creation. In the end, I had to use the old node IDs as the GUID in the importer and reference that to match up the content properly.

Content Migration