Drupal 7 Services Example - PHP Curl

I had a need to consume a custom service I created in Drupal services. There's loads of tutorials on how to do that, feel free to google. But my previous code for using the api I created was for D6, a few things have changed. Looking around I found most examples were javascript, or using drupal's http library. I wrote a tiny little object just as a simple way to consume using curl for reference. It's not complete, but it lets you log in and out. You can take it from there to build what you need.


PHP Country Code ISO3 to ISO2 Mapping Array

Needed this for one my projects. Finding an ISO code 2 php array was immediate, but no one seems to have a 3 to 2 code mapping. Posting just to make people's googling more pleasant.


Caching Drupal Renderable Arrays

Love getting to learn something new. Going through some tutorials today, I realized there's an 'easy' hook to enable caching of the renderable arrays I never knew about. What exactly is a renderable array? ... Maybe the easiest way you can think of it is structured data that needs to be transformed into html. Previously I'd been using cache_set and cache_get, but this is quicker, and a bit more flexible.

Parsing the LEIE Database (DBF file)

Had a client today that needed to parse the USA LEIE Database (List of Excluded Individuals and Entities). This is the database the government uses to excluded vendors from taking part in any federally funded healthcare program. You can download a copy of your own here: https://oig.hhs.gov/exclusions/exclusions_list.asp. Surprise, the file is in .DBF format! Here's how you ignore that issue.



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