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How to get my data into the ocPortal catalogue

Is there any way to import data into an ocPortal catalogue using the information from an existing database's information? I have databases created in my computer I want to incorporate into my new website. Ordinarily I would just telnet them from my computer to the database table but I'm not sure ocPortal is set up that way. I am afraid I am going to have add all the data entry by entry by hand - I hope not. Someone must know the easy way to get my data into an ocPortal catalogue.


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There's an import from CSV feature.


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Where do I find this feature? I am running v4.1.9 (I assume CSV=comma separated values)


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Sorry, it's only in 4.2, I really should have mentioned that as that isn't the recommended version yet.


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So then, now I am anxious for 4.2 to be 'recommended' so I can import with the csv feature. I take it, until then, I would need to enter my data through the add catalogue entry process in content management.

When do we expect 4.2 to be 'recommended'?


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I'm not sure, but why not install a test version of 4.2 somewhere so you can work out how to do the import in the mean time. Basically a CSV file is a spreadsheet, so you need to set up a sheet with your data with the first line of the sheet consisting of the field names of your catalogue.


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