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What is the best way to import entries for EE6?

We've previously used Datagrab to import entries from XML and CSV files into ExpressionEngine sites, however it doesn't look like it is supported for EE6. Is there an alternative add-on that can used ...
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Datagrab import, relationshipfield inside grid

I'm trying to achieve an import with datagrab with the following field construction: A grid, and inside a grid I have a column with a relationship field (and some other normal text field inputs in the ...
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Best practices for importing matrix data

I have some pages that display various information about specific college majors, including a table for the names of employers who hire the major and a table for job titles of those majors (http://...
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DataGrab Incomplete Import

EE 5.3.0 DataGrab 3.0.3 Using the DataGrab add-on, when importing to channel entries I keep getting a 500 error and then a status of RUNNING on my imports with a records percentage. This could become ...
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Trouble Using DataGrab to Import into Solspace Calendar in EE3

Trying to use DataGrab to import into the Solspace Calendar (specifically an XML / RSS feed) but we get this error when we try going to the step that allows us to match fields to the xml data nodes. ...
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Datagrab import entries - delete entries that do not match

I have a client site where they have a large list of members. Each month, the list of active members changes based on offline transactions. Initially, I used Datagrab to add these members, but as ...
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importing entry status via CSV - does uppercase or lowercase status matter

I typically add/edit/delete my entries via CSV (datagrab) and have been doing so for a while now. Recently I'm seeing some confusing things in the way that some of my entries were being ordered and ...
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How do I import checkbox field values using DataGrab?

How do I format checkbox field values in an XML DataGrab import? I should mention that this checkbox field is in a Matrix but I am not sure if that will affect anything. I've tried using the usual ...
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Datagrab stuck/fail on 90% 4/5

Been using dataGrab for a new site, to import stuff that’s exported to a Json-file from a PIM-system. All good, working like a charm. Yesterday, we tried triggering the remote URL, with only 5 ...
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DataGrab fails if not run from EE Control Panel (logged in)

We've had an odd issue with a new site that's running DataGrab via CRON on EE2 that I'm really hoping someone can help with. Everything was working fine for the first few weeks and data was being ...
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Datagrab stuck at 95%

I'm using Datagrab to import a feed from Blogger. However it seems to be getting stuck at Running - 24 out of 25 records (96%). This is locally - any ideas on how best to debug why this is not ...
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Importing nested categories with Datagrab

Having difficulties importing nested categories from a CSV. Currently I have a single categories column, formatted as follows: 'parentcategoryname, subcategoryname'. The subcategories all have ...
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Datagrab with MSM selecting wrong site entry on XML import

I’m using datagrab 1.9.2 on EE 2.10.1 with MSM. I have an xml import that’s working fine overall, however, in some instances datagrab is selecting the wrong entry. Basically it’s grabbing an entry for ...
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DataGrab: How to use relative URL? Or edit URL?

I would like to configure DataGrab to use a relative path for its CSV importing. Is this possible? The reason for this is that I need to duplicate this site and don't want to hard code the domain name ...
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Can I import fields into freeform?

I'm overhauling a legacy ee 1.7 site and they use freeform pretty heavily; currently they have about 170 freeform fields(!) - is there a way to import them into a fresh install of freeform? I haven't ...
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Pulling data from external database

Need to pull member information and custom fields from an external SQL (not mySQL) database into EE. The database is too big to export to csv (9gb) and import using Datagrab/Importer. Would JSON be ...
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Importing Comments with Datagrab

I've got an XML feed set up to import data from one EE install to another. I'm using Datagrab and everything is working correctly except that comments are not being imported. When I look at the xml ...
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DataGrab - is there a hook?

Is there a hook at the completion of a DataGrab import? I need to run a script after an import.
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EE1 to EE2: Better to Upgrade or Migrate?

Looking to get some opinions form people who have "been there done that" on getting from EE1 to EE2. I'm working on a site that's currently running EE 1.6.9. As a first step towards the redesign I'd ...
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Solspace Importer - How to update playa field without overwriting

I'm trying to update lots of parent entries in channel with new zoo visitor members using Importer. I've finally worked out how to import the members using Solspace Importer, then used Datagrab to ...
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Using Datagrab module with Structure and blueprints, it is throwing error on edit channel entry

I am having a CSV file and i am using Datagrab module to importing CSV for a channel (eg: XYZ) . It works fine. Also i am using Structure and blueprints module in my project. After successful CSV ...
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Datagrab doesn't import relationships consistently

I've got datagrab set to import from a google doc spreadsheet in csv mode. There isn't much data in the grand scheme of things and only 250 records, but there are about 5 columns that are for ...
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Import Channel Entries into New Channel?

We are in the process of architecting an upgrade for a site, and in the process are considering consolidating multiple channels into a single channel. (in the process utilizing new templates designed ...
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PHP Errors in CP when using DataGrab to parse remote feed

I'm using the following: EE v2.8.1 DataGrab 1.8.0 I have a number of data imports set up, using various formats such as CSV, XML, JSON, etc. Since upgrading to EE 2.8.1, I get this Error message ...
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Import only a specific node type

Is there a way to import a specific type of content via datagrab (@type - eg, Press Release)? I tried adding several variations of /cmPublishImport/content?type="Press Release" on an xml import with ...
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Bulk Import of Categories

I have to import about 1,000+ Categories that are 4 levels deep. Is there an easy want to bulk import categories? I have DataGrab, but I don't think it handles Categories. I would also rather not mess ...
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Wordpress to ExpressionEngine, missing tags

I'm currently using DataGrab to pull a WP blog into EE. It works for the most part, but I can't seem to get tags to work? I added the Wordpress datatype to DataGrab (http://brandnewbox.co.uk/products/...
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Importing formatted body copy into EE

Does anyone have any thoughts on how best to handle the import of large chunks of body copy that are already formatted with basic html (p tags and br's mostly)? Datagrab can obviously do the heavy ...
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exp_channel_data matrix field contains YTowOnt9

EE 2.6.1, Matrix 2.5.10, Structure 3.3.13, Wygwam 3.2.2 Matrix field data outputs on the frontend, but matrix rows disappear when editing a specific entry. The matrix data still appears on the front-...
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How do i export/import MX Google Map entries

I need to transfer aprox 700 MX googlemap entries from old db to new. I have tried ajw-export/Datagrab but it does not transfer the geodata.
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Expresso Store - Order Status Change on DB level (via Datagrabber) send out email notification to customer

Working on a project where there is a need to be able to take data provided in the form of an xml file, from an AS400 mainframe, which updates information relating to certain orders placed in Expresso....
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datagrab moving from one site to another

I am trying to move the data from one site to another, I can import from datagrab but what is the best (quickest) way to get the data out of the site? CSV or feed - is there a way to auto generate ...
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Export Expresso Store customer data

Client just increased scope for a project a bit by requiring us to be able to export all customer data from Expresso store so that their AS400 can store it. I know there are some options here.. ...
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PHP Erros With DataGrab

When I open Add Ons > Modules > DataGrab I get the following PHP Errors: I am running EE 2.7.3 and DataGrab 1.8.0. Any ideas what is happening here? Thanks.
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Datagrab - Importing more than one Grid row data for each row in CSV

I have this problem with importing data from CSV Suppose I have CSV that contains a list people. Suppose these people have multiple phone numbers. Given these assumptions, let us try this example ...
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Datagrab import, P&T dropdown not registering

I'm importing a CSV of around 60 dogs using Datagrab. The import works fine but when I use Solspace Super Search, it seems to be ignoring the gender of the dog (a P&T dropdown field). If I ...
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Duplicate url_title will not display content after appending number

I’m using datagrab to parse an xml feed with non unique titles. eg. every week I will get a feed with a sports result where the title will be Division 1: Results Round Up with the url_title becoming ...
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Importing Data with DataGrab from Grid

I have EE 2.7.3 with a grid-field. In this grid I have 3 fields. Two of them are date-fields, one is a text-field. By the import i can only see the main customfield for this grid. I take this field ...
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Alternative to MSM?

We're running several big sites on a MSM install, but we're finding it's becoming increasingly difficult to upgrade one site without breaking another. It's just become a tangled mess actually and we'...
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How do I import into a Channel Images field using DataGrab?

I'm using XML and DataGrab to move our blog posts to a new home. All the other fields are migrating correctly, but I can't get the Channel Images field to use a image url that's being supplied by my ...
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How to bulk import multi-language data to channel entries?

I'm trying to import a data base that has multi-language entries to EE and thought of using DataGrab. I'm using Publisher plugin to relate multi-language entries. Is there a way that I can import the ...
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migrating content from EE1 to EE2 with Structure and Datagrab

I've been working on a horrible EE1 installation and bring it into EE2. Unfortunately it was one of those sites that decided to use Gypsy, oh and Structure and just to make things interesting, MX Uni ...
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DataGrab and Matrix importing issue (no data imported into Matrix Field)

I'm trying to import data from a CSV into Matrix (2.5.6) using DataGrab (1.7.7) and I'm getting the following errors repeated for each row of data within the CSV A PHP Error was encountered Severity: ...
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Quick questions on importing data using datagrab

I'm going to be importing some info using DataGrab for about 700 entries (on this site an entry is a construction project). One of the fields is a number that shows the cost of the project. On the ...
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How do I import images to a File Field using DataGrab?

I am importing data using DataGrab and need to be able to link image files correctly in the File field. I tried using this for the path to the image file: {filedir_1}myimage.jpg However, it doesn'...
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Import users / sent personal email

Im basicly wondering if the following is possible and what addons i should use. Im planning to develop a site with around 10.000 users, im planning to use Zoo Vistor and import the user by datagrab. ...
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DataGrab Plugin UK Date issue

I am having issues with importing a CSV into Expression Engine with the DataGrab plugin. Most of the rows are being imported but there is still a small amount that is not. There are only two columns ...
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Importing separate data into a single checkbox field?

Not sure what the best title for this question was, so hope it makes sense! I am importing some data from an XML feed into EE via the add on Datagrab. Its mostly straight forward data, so its pretty ...
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Creating entries from csv & XML feeds

This is something I have had no experience with whatsoever, so I am hoping that someone can tell me whether it is possible or not. I have a site up and running, and I am looking at starting a section ...
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DST vs Datagrab

I'm importing a feed (of evens) with Datagrab, and using it to list them on my site. I have the event-date connected to the entry-date, "and all was well with the world". Right, so now DST-switch is ...
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