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Drupal 7 Fields/CCK by Dave Poon

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Chapter 10. A Database Perspective of Fields

Field API started a revolution in the way we create Drupal sites. It becomes natural to create fields and store data using Field API in the Drupal world. If we try to compare its ancestor, the Flexinode module and the Content Construction Kit module, we realize that field handling in Drupal has kept on adding functionalities and became more mature over the past few years (Field API only emerged in Drupal 7). The underlying database structure of fields has been vastly updated according to the new architecture of Field API in Drupal. In this chapter, we will look at how Field API interacts with the database and its database schema within Drupal. Field API automates much of the process for us, so we don't ...

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