Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Adam Khan | Brighton, England

Data population

 
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he content may be created, the system architected, installed and configured, but we’re still missing a rather important ingredient: having the content within the system. This data can either be posted manually using the system’s control panel, or, if the dataset is large, by means of a batch import.

Engaging.net has much experience performing batch imports into ExpressionEngine. In fact we’re often hired for this step only, such as bringing in thousands of blog entries when converting from a previous content management system.

Among the issues to work out here can be how to maintain the integrity of old URLs.

The entire process, with dependencies

Process