I have a problem with drupal migrate, i'm trying migrate content with this xpath:

item_xpath = '/import/content/contentInstance[@contentTypeId=\'ac1ssss___\' @window=\'blank\]';

when i execute drush ms return 0 results, however if i use only one condition in item_xpath:

item_xpath = '/import/content/contentInstance[@contentTypeId=\'ac1ssss___\']';

Return 15 results

'/import/content/contentInstance[**@contentTypeId=\'ac1ssss___\' @window=\'blank\]';

Return 10 results

The xml have content with two attributes, not migrate allows two conditions as attribute?

Thanks for all.

  • I'm not sure how this is a Drupal question (XPath is its own language, Drupal doesn't change it). Have you tested your expressions outside Drupal? Do they work? Have you read through examples, like this?
    – Clive
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 10:24
  • Sorry item_xpath is: item_xpath = '/import/content/contentInstance[@contentTypeId=\'ac1ssss___\' and @window=\'blank]'; but does not works
    – Jose
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 10:28
  • And it does work outside Drupal when you just run that expression against your test string? That's very strange. I'd say you've found a bug in the migrate module
    – Clive
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 10:30
  • Yes, if i use same files with xpath evaluator works but drupal migrate doesnt works , maybe are a bug ?
    – Jose
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 10:37
  • Yes if your XPath expression is valid, and it doesn't work in a particular module, that's got to be a bug in the module (or PHP's XPath processor). I would double and triple check, though, according to the link I posted above your expression isn't a valid way to query by multiple attributes on the same element
    – Clive
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 11:08

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You don't mention what XML source plugin you're using - is it MigrateSourceXML? If so, note that (as documented), it does not read in the entire XML file thus general-purpose xpath is not available, it implements a limited subset of xpath syntax for selecting the items to import. You should use MigrateSourceMultiItems when you need full xpath syntax.

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