Expanding on Drupal to accept data from other sources is key to building a viable business solution. Most modern applications integrate data from sources other than user forms. One standard approach to integrating data from outside sources is to use a RESTful endpoint to accept JSON data.

Extend your storage to improve integrity, variety and velocity

Are your Drupal views slow? Do your clients forget what they are searching for? Have your clients stopped using a feature, dashboard, or report because of performance? After reading this post you will learn how to convert your slow queries into efficient queries and dramatically improving render time while satisfying your clients.

This article will expand on a previous query to show how PDO statements execute, allow for flexibility with chaining and format returns as objects, associative arrays and single values.

Drupal's database abstraction layer, build on top of PHP's Data Object API (PDO), is designed with an object-oriented approach providing the ability to dynamically build queries. DBTNG provides for extending, merging, transactions, and chaining of queries. This article will demonstrate how to build a query and return the output in a sort-able table.