I created 2 rules with the same action, which sends Drupal logs to the site. One is Content is created with the After saving new content (rules_entity_insert:node) event; the other one is Content is updated with the After updating content (rules_entity_update:node) event. Also, they use the same Condition: Node is of type condition.

I am using a REST request to create/edit a node. However, when I do a POST, I am getting 2 logs in the site, which means that both rules are being triggered. PATCHing a node is working fine: A single log is created.

Am I missing something?

I am using the Rules module 8.x-3.0-alpha3. The action is programatically created.

  • To rule out that the REST POST request is doing something strange when creating a node, I assume that you have tested creating content manually - using the normal Drupal node creation form? It is also helpful if you add which version of Rules you are using.
    – hansfn
    Commented Aug 2, 2018 at 9:33
  • the result is the same when creating the content from web. Already added the rules version. Commented Aug 2, 2018 at 9:42
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    If 8.x-3.0-alpha3 (May 2017) really is the version you are using, then I suggest updating to rules 8.x-3.0-alpha4 (May 2018). Still the same problem? If so, check the Rules issue queue ;-)
    – hansfn
    Commented Aug 2, 2018 at 11:05
  • I did update into alpha4, still no luck. Commented Aug 2, 2018 at 12:43
  • So it looks like a bug then. Search the issue queue - and maybe post a new issue?
    – hansfn
    Commented Aug 2, 2018 at 14:01

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Problem solved by https://www.drupal.org/project/rules/issues/2990211#comment-12716081

I have another rule that modify the title of my node with event After updating content (rules_entity_update:node). But since that rule is necessary, then it should not be deleted but still I dont want to get a duplicate result when a node is created. So what I did, is I change the other rule that modifies the title into event Before saving content (rules_entity_presave:node) so it wont be called on node creation, and this works!

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