I have a php script that does some querying and book keeping of drupal tables. How can I run this php script directly from the url? The script uses drupal functions so I guess it should be aware of the API.

When I go to mysite.com/script.php I would like this file to run...

Is there any includes that I can add and then run the script so that it is drupal aware and at the same time, does not need to go through all the view/node/block etc? Basically I do not want to add this page as a PHP block data into one of the nodes, I would like to run in directly from the URL.

  • Better to just wrap the PHP script as a Drupal module. Basically add a .info metadata file and put the PHP code in the .module file. More info: drupal.org/developing/modules – David Thomas Jun 12 '14 at 7:43

you should boot drupal on your file so that your file be aware of drupal functions,you can do this by : YOUR_DRUPAL_ROOT= root of your drupal,here my drupal root was crawler.alexa.com. and require bootstrap.inc of your drupal. and then boot drupal compeletly. here is my example :

define('DRUPAL_ROOT', '../crawler.alexa.com');
require_once '../crawler.alexa.com/includes/bootstrap.inc';

I would put create a module, and use hook_menu.

function mymodule_menu() {
    $items['custom/script'] = array(
      'page callback' => 'mymodule_custom_script_function',
    return $items;

function mymodule_custom_script_function() {
    // put the code from your PHP script here

You have to change the configuration setting.

Just follow the link and you will have the solution.


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