The MIT Press

Allbooks Importer

The Challenge

Create an automated import solution to seamlessly import new and updated publication data without interrupting the live site.

Our Approach

Evaluate the existing import modules for and develop a custom Drupal module to validate and enqueue data exports from the AllBooks database.

The Results

Our importer allowed MIT Press to import new titles smoothly with minimum manual input.

Custom Module Development

When the MIT Press needed to bring new product information into their website from their back-end database, we came through with an automated importer module that did the job in a flexible and extensible way.

We evaluated the existing import modules and settled on developing a custom Drupal module to validate and enqueue data exports from the AllBooks database, then use an object-oriented framework to update and/or create Drupal nodes based on the imported data. We also developed a reporting framework and suite of tests to ensure that the importer is working according to spec.

 

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