I've just started using drupal. Actually 6 or 7 years ago I came across drupal but it seemed hard to use so I was writing my own php code to do things.
Now it seems everyone is going in this direction and I installed drupal but don't want to add contents from the control panel. I want to use my own contents that are in the same database but in a separate table.
How can I pull data from a table?
How can I use them to be displayed on the screen the way I want them?
Is is possible to manually add my own include ('file.php') and then that file do all my work? is this efficient or drupal has something fancy and powerful to do this?
I can do it with PHP.