I'm using the Rules module to execute custom PHP script whenever a new node is saved after importing via Feeds module.


$lid = db_insert('location')->fields(array(
    'additional' => $node->field-address, //saves as '0'
    'city' => $node->field-locality, // saves '0'
    'province' => $prov, // //saves correctly
    'country' => 'xx', //saves 'xx' correctly
    'latitude' => $node->field-latitude-temp, //saves as 0.00000
    'longitude' => $node->field-longitude-temp, //same
    'source' => 1,
    'is_primary' => 0

This is the location table (from the Location module) and I'm importing data from a csv file.

All the other constant values are saved properly except for when it is coming from the $node object. Lat and Lon goes 0.00000 while all the other string values such as city and address also goes 0.

Been dealing with this for hours.

EDIT: I'm using Feeds module. But I need to import also location data. While a row is getting committed to db, the values are all 0!

node:field-latitude-temp shows the actual imported value correctly when viewing the node. But it is not getting absorbed in within the PHP Execute custom code page in Rules.

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    Any reason you're not using the Feeds module? Also which hook are you suing? Are you sure its called after node save? Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 2:32
  • @Queenvictoria I have edited my post above.
    – jan
    Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 5:45
  • From where you are getting the $node object? are you doing any node_load or the node object is supplied via any hook? Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 6:01
  • It is supplied by the 'Execute Custom PHP Code' page via the Rules module. I have edited to include an image.
    – jan
    Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 6:13
  • @Queenvictoria Also, the Feeds module can't import data to Location, not sure why though, so what I did was to temporarily save it to another field and then let drupal copy that value directly to the database using the execute code.
    – jan
    Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 6:17

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I am not sure this can help you, but I don't think $node->field-address or $node->field-longitude-temp are valid syntax by $node object, you should use $node->field_address['und'][0]['value'] or with entity_metadata_wrapper function, eg:

$nodeWrapper = entity_metadata_wrapper('node', $node);
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    Yes, this appears to be the issue, though I'd suggest trying $nodeWrapper->field_address->raw() to get a value more suitable for db_insert Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 11:05
  • @DavidThomas yes, you're right, raw() will be the right method for insert operations..
    – xurshid29
    Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 11:10
  • Thanks @xurshid29 for taking the time. Right now I just figured out I can use 'Location Feeds' to import location data using Feeds module. I have been looking for this. Though will keep your solution in mind.
    – jan
    Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 11:33

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