I hope this question is in the spirit of Q&A.

I have to develop a module that manages complex datasets in Drupal and I have to decide if it is better to use Nodes or Entities to manage all the necessary stuff (there are pros and cons for any case).

I undestand the different concepts behind (what an entity is, and the relation between the concepts of node and entities), so my question is: when is better to use the former or the latter?

I don't know what: there is a guide, an intereseting experience, a checklist, or something else to allow developers to perform the rigth choice when starting the development? What a Node can do that is impossible to have with an Entity (and in the case is necessary to re-develop in the case)?

Thank you

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    The duplicate is the general nodes v entities for D7, there's also this for D8 if you're interested: drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/197669/…
    – Clive
    Aug 4, 2016 at 12:50
  • Starting from your link I have been able to found a lot of interesting references to achieve a good opinion about. Thank you. Aug 26, 2016 at 9:02


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