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Questions tagged [import]

Import is for questions related to inserting data into the ExpressionEngine database.

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Multiple Channel Import Shared Fields

Using a basic example. If i want to import - Pages channel & News channel And they both use SEO Title, SEO Desc fields. When importing the second zip, it errors out and needs the fields renaming....
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Moving Ratings from EE1 to EE3 site

I'm currently rebuilding an EE1 site in EE3. The EE1 site is using Rating v2.3.4 and the new EE3 site is using Rating v4.0.4. What's the best method for migrating ratings between the two sites? ...
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EE3: Importing into EE3 - updating existing entries

I have an EE3 site, and I want to import data into it from my EE2 site. I'm planning on creating an XML file from the EE3 site that will have the entry IDs and titles, then adding the entry content ...
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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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Import data into Expression Engine channels content

How can I import data into Expression Engine channels? There is a way to do it with the core functionality or there is a plugin for that? I need to import special characters too (ex: á é í)
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Export and import of Cartthrob/EE data?

I need to export some CT order/customer data from a live site to a staging site (updated EE and add-ons), is there a reliable way to do this? Live site running EE v2.9.3 and CT v2.70 Staging site ...
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Migrating from one server to another - linebreaks in HTML

I'm migrating an EE (2.10.1) installation from one server to another. The CP seems ok, but all of the templates show linebreaks as \n, effectively breaking the site. The SQL import / export appeared ...
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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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How to merge channels via export & import?

I am doing a large site overhaul which includes needing to merge some channels with quite a lot of posts. I have Importer and DataGrab for reimporting the data, but I am not sure how to export such a ...
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Import data from EE2 to EE3 site

I am about to start work on a client site re-build. The current site is running EE2. I plan on duplicating the site and then upgrading this duplication to EE3. The EE2 would continue to run as usual, ...
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Best way to edit all custom variable values and re-import

running ExpressionEngine with Cartthrob - we've come up against a situation where the client has requested to remove a global Tax setting, so that they can have all prices on the site already ...
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Import to NavEE?

I've got an existing site nav with well over 100 navigation elements in it (don't ask) as EE categories. Does anyone knows of a way to import a navigation hierarchy into NavEE, either directly from a ...
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New installation of EE: Can I import entries from another installation and keep the entry_ids the same?

So I have an old, bloated installation of EE with way too many addons etc, etc. I'd like to get a clean installation up and running and import all the old entries into the new setup, keeping the ...
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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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Import events list and events detail from multiple feeds and combine them

I've got an external XML feed which contains a list with events and some basic info. Let's say: feeds/events Every event has an unique ID and with that ID I can get the details of every event. ...
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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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Bulk Import to Expression Engine

I'm a software developer but I don't specialise in PHP and have had no real prior experience with Expression Engine. A friend of mine who runs an estate agents has had a new website built in EE, but ...
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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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Solspace Importer not importing members in their member group

Using EE 2.7.0 and Importer 2.2.3 and trying to set up a members import. The csv has been saved out of open office as a utf-8 " enclosed and comma-delimited. I have 3 lines to test this with, using ...
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How can I import a Filemaker database into EE?

I have a client who has their organization's membership info in a Filemaker database. Can anyone provide guidance as to how I can bring that database into EE? Ideally, I'd like to move the membership ...
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Best Practices for Large Number of Entries

I have a database of 30,000+ government agencies and want to create a Channel Entry for each. My initial thought would be to create a Channel Field for all the data, then use an import extension to ...
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Importing assets programmatically

What I (or or customer) want to do is as follows: An existing external API has regularly updated documents for different products The existing product channel in EE will hold an ID that is recognised ...
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Sync a channel with google docs spreadsheet

Is there a way to sync a google docs spreadsheet to a certain channel in ExpressionEngine. I know this might be way advanced, and the main problem i see is maintaining unique entry_id when a google ...
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Internal Server Error when trying to import members with Solspace Importer

I'm trying to import a member's XML file (produced by Eric Lamb's Export It! add-on) into a new (local) EE 2.9.0 setup using Solspace Importer 2.2.5. I set everything up in Importer but when I try to ...
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Google Maps import

I've been trying to port some 5000 entries of a CSV into ExpressionEngine using the Google Map Import utility. However, I only seem to be able to import if I segment my CSV into multiple parts. The ...
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Member Import Error - Unable to parse XML

I am trying to import 55 members into a new site. I am using the following format: <members> <member> <username>myuser</username> <screen_name>First Last</...
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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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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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NGen File Image to Assets within Matrix table

I'm currently in the process of transferring channel entry data from an EEv1 site into a fresh new EEv2 site. My method is to populate XML files with channel data and then, using Importer (or DataGrab)...
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EE channel content - exporting

I have my users working on a staging server updating copy and I am still working locally deploying my changes to the style etc. The problem I have is I have installed a module or some something ...
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Expresso Store: Routinely import inventory from third party source

I have a question that pertains to Expresso. We have a client that wants e-commerce and a new website. We'e already sold them on the importance of a CMS for the job they want done and naturally we ...
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Exporting Channel Entries on EEv1

I'm currently trying to export channel entry data from a version 1 ExpressionEngine site, v1.6.9 to be exact. Can anybody tell me what the best way of doing this would be, Looking around a lot of ...
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unserialize() PHP error trying to import XML with solspace importer

I am running EE 2.7.3 and Solspace Importer 2.2.3. I am getting this error when I select the channel for these entries to go in. I am uploading manually using strict XML. A PHP Error was encountered ...
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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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Character encoding on export import

We have an existing site running on EE 1.6.8. We decided to start afresh, clean new site so we have an install of v2.7.1 running. We’ve built the site, finished the templates and are starting to ...
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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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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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Allow Duplicate Screen Name

I'm importing new members using the Member Import Utility, but get errors for duplicate screen_name. These members won't be posting so screen name is not used and email is username. I've added a ...
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XML children with parameters import

I'm using Solspace Importer to create channel entries from external XML. It works fine but only with first title/description element (lang="es"). How can I grab data from (lang="en") children? My ...
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Exporting/importing Structure entries within the same site

I've got a channel that will need to be copied, and it's part of the Structure add-on/hierarchy. Is it possible to copy/migrate the Structure data along with other custom field data to a new channel ...
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Addon to “package” data like Channels, Addons, etc across sites [duplicate]

I have 2 installations of one site. I have channels and addons that exist in one site but not in the other. Is there an easy way or an addon that enables me to basically "export" the data from one ...
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What's the best way to bulk add or import categories?

I'd like to import a long list of categories into ExpressionEngine and create new categories. Is there an easy way to do this, either via add-on, or some handy PHP code?
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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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How to export EE1 entries and comments and re-import them to another EE1 install?

Is there an add-on that makes this fairly easy to accomplish? We'd only like to export/import blog entries and the field groups are identical on both EE installs.
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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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stylesheet tag and imports

So I have an include template named '.head' in which I am calling my CSS like so: <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="{stylesheet=assets/styles-css}" /> I was referencing ...
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Importing CSV/JSON/XML + images

I have a CSV that I need to import in a Channel. The CSV contains an id column that is used as part of a naming convention for a series of images associated with each row. For example, say the id was ...
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Importing Data from MediaWiki to Wiki Module

I am currently using MediaWiki on my current site. On my new site I will be using ExpressionEngine and was wondering if there was an easy way to import data over to the Wiki Module http://ellislab.com/...