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Using Drupal Search and Facet APIs with CiviCRM Data

There are two powerful modules used in the Drupal world for creating fast custom searches. Search API is a framework which provides an interface for site builders to create custom searches on any entity known to Drupal. It supports several search backends, including Apache Solr and native database search. It has a flexible API so developers can easily extend, customize, and alter aspects of the search process. Many additional contrib modules are available. Using these techniques, searching millions of records becomes fast and efficient. The Facet API module allows site ...
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Developing with CiviCRM Entity and the Drupal API

If you are a Drupal developer coming new to CiviCRM, it can be a bit of a "culture shock" to realize that CiviCRM is not your typical Drupal module.​ CiviCRM Entity can help a Drupal developer make the transition by enabling them to use some of the standard Drupal API features they have grown accustomed to, while still providing insight into the data structures and interconnections of CiviCRM.
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CiviCRM Entity and Drupal Integration -- What's new, What's next

We've recently completed a development sprint and released a new version to CiviCRM Entity, 2.0-beta6. In this article we will share with the community what is in the new release, what's on the horizon, and the overall vision of the project. What is CiviCRM Entity? CiviCRM Entity is a Drupal module which provides much more comprehensive integration of CiviCRM with Drupal. This module and its suite of sub-modules allows end users, site administrators, site builders, and developers to interact with CiviCRM in a completely Drupal manner. CiviCRM Entity does this ...
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CiviCRM Entity and Inline Entity Form

It's becoming a common request from our clients to find user-friendly ways to integrate CiviCRM data with the rest of their Drupal website functionality. Oftentimes content creators without direct user access to CiviCRM need to do simple things, such as create, update, and delete contacts in simple, specific ways. Example Use Case A hypothetical organization advertises various community service projects that they organize and coordinate. Each service project can have it's own page, created by adding a Project content type to display a description, images, videos, slideshows or other information ...
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Simple Rule Example Using CiviCRM Entity

T he new Drupal module CiviCRM Entity exposes 11 CiviCRM objects as Drupal Entities and provides rules support for these entities. In this article I will demonstrate how to create a simple rule, which creates a synced Drupal user for the contact when the contact gets a membership. This how-to assumes you have the Rules module and the CiviCRM Entity module installed. Create the rule: admin/config/workflow/rules/reaction/add For name enter "Create Synced User When Contact Gets Membership" For React on Event: Select "CiviCRM Membership has been created" Click Save Under Actions ...
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CiviCRM Entity Presentation Slides from CiviCon 2017 in St. Louis

Thank you for everyone that attended our 2017 CiviCon session, CiviCRM Entity -- Superior Drupal Integration -- Complete Drupal based Event Management and Registration. We know the screen was a little difficult to read during the presentation, so for your convenience we've posted the slides from our presentation below. If you have any additional questions about CiviCRM Entity, please reach out to us via our Contact Page. CiviCRM Entity -- Superior Drupal Integration -- Complete Drupal based Event Management and Registration @ CiviCon 2017 in St. Louis from Bryan Daniels
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Using Price Set Fields in Drupal with CiviCRM Entity

As of CiviCRM Entity 2.0-beta4 there has been a sub module available called CiviCRM Entity Price Set Field. CiviCRM Entity Price Set field provides a Drupal field type for the Event entity type. In this article I’ll discuss the features of this submodule, how to configure it, and how to customize it. Event Registration on the Event view page When configured to display on the Event view pages, this field generates a registration form that supports: Registering multiple Participants Uses the event’s price set and all price fields of any ...
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Using the CiviCRM Entity Reference Field submodule with Inline Entity Form

CiviCRM Entity Reference Field is a submodule of the CiviCRM Entity project, which tightly integrates CiviCRM data into Drupal by exposing API entities as Drupal entity types. One of the many advantages of installing the CiviCRM Entity module is the ability to use Drupal’s Entity Reference module to reference CiviCRM data from nodes, terms, or other entity types. Many people are using the Inline Entity Form module, which provides field widgets that allow creating, editing, or deleting referenced entity from the parent form. If you reference CiviCRM contacts via an ...
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New field types in CiviCRM Entity - Picking the right tool for the job!

CiviCRM Entity is a contributed module for tightly integrating and extending CiviCRM with Drupal. This module exposes CiviCRM API entities as proper Drupal entity types. Making CiviCRM data available as Drupal entities has many advantages, including integration with Rules, Views integration not provided by the CiviCRM core module, Entityreference, among other popular Drupal modules. I’d like to present another advantage of Drupal entity types, and that is Drupal fields. By enabling CiviCRM Entity, you can add Drupal fields and associate with CiviCRM entity types like Contacts and Events. There are ...
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