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  1. Use of classes and static variables with the Drupal 6 Batch API

    Drupal provides a nice API for anyone that needs to process a massive amount of data: the Batch API. This allows for running heavy scripts split into multiple operations while providing a progress bar to monitor the process' progress. However this API is not adequately documented and I had a hard time trying to resolve some issues I come across. I thought of sharing my findings in case someone else needs this.

    Posted on July 13th, 2011 by Pantelis Petridis
  2. How to automatically add taxonomy term relations when adding content in Drupal 7

    Let's suppose we want our Drupal article content type to have a parent category and a sub-category. We have defined a 'categories' vocabulary and we are also able to add new terms and set their parent elements. When using the administration UI to add a new article we can create a new category, set a new sub-category and both taxonomy terms will be saved along with the article. However, the sub-category won't be connected with its parent category automatically. We need to manually visit the taxonomy terms list and set the sub-category's parent category term.

    This is a problem I came across when working on a yawd project and to solve it I had to create a simple module that programmatically correlates the sub-category with its parent category field...

    Posted on June 29th, 2011 by Pantelis Petridis