Say I want to fetch a single value from the node table: I could use the database API:

$value = db_query('
  SELECT title FROM {node} WHERE nid = :nid
', array(':nid' => $nid,))->fetchField();

What is the equivalent using an entity metadata wrapper?



Well you could use:

$node = node_load($nid);
$wrapper = entity_metadata_wrapper('node', $node);
$title = $wrapper->title->value();

But if that's literally all you need to get from the node, an EntityMetadataWrapper is overkill in my opinion. Just use:

$node = node_load($nid);
$title = $node->title;

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