Drupal 8 basic query work

Submitted by barnettech on Sun, 02/17/2019 - 14:43
$connection = \Drupal::database();
    $query = $connection->query("SELECT * FROM {node} n WHERE type > :type", [
      ':type' => 'article',
    ]);
    $result = $query->fetchAll();
    foreach ($result as $item) {
      $node = \Drupal\node\Entity\Node::load($item->nid);
      //dpm($node);
      $title = $node->get('title')->getValue();
      $title = $title[0]['value']);

Getting text / a string from SimpleXMLElement Object

Submitted by barnettech on Sun, 02/10/2019 - 20:05
if (file_exists(drupal_get_path('module', 'complimentmigration') . '/MyManual08-088-18.xml')) {
      $xml = simplexml_load_file(drupal_get_path('module', 'complimentmigration') . '/MyManual08-088-18.xml');
      $xml2 = (string) $xml->section->version->title;
      drupal_set_message('
' . print_r($xml2, TRUE) . '

');
}

reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2867575/get-value-from-simplexmlele…