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How to export/import channel entries between EE sites

Are there any add-ons (or tricks) that allow the exporting/importing of channel entries between EE installs? I know there are a couple options for exporting/importing channel settings and fields, but ...
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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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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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Is there an easy way to import content from a site built with static files?

I have a site with a few hundred pages that I've inherited. It is all built with static html files, one file for every page. It's clear that the previous developer didn't really have a plan for the ...
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Member Import Alternative

I know you can import members by using the built in import function, but that uses XML. Who keeps their data in XML...? There's the CSV to XML converter, but its hardly client-friendly. Are there any ...
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Datagrab Issue: Moved to new server and the library has stopped working

Hi all I have been working with the ExpressionEngine Datagrab library by Andrew Weaver for a while now. The library was working perfectly on our first server but then a client purchased a new server ...
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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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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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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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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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Importing Cartthrob Orders Data with DataGrab

I'm using Export It to export CartThrob orders channel data, and import in to another site using DataGrab. When importing the orders channel with DataGrab one of Custom Fields is "Order Items" (which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Member Import XML join_date Format

I'm exporting member data as xml from one site to another using Export It. When I import the xml via the EE Member Import Utility the 'Join Date' for each imported member is '0'. The join_date ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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inserting links to publish

When I try to insert a link under "Publish" on my website, the square appears for me to fill in the https info, but the square is empty.
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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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