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Data import/update via XML
Does anyone know if there is a plugin for importing data via XML feed?

I would also need this plugin to allow for modification/updating and deleting of imported links.
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Re: [hagai] Data import/update via XML In reply to
Hi,

There is no plugin I have (I mainly work with CSV/pipe delimited files). It wouldn't be too hard to write something to read an XML file, and convert it into links (and update/modify a listing if it already exists) - however, there is no simple "plugin" that would do this (that I know of)

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Andy (mod)
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Thanks Andy,

I know of your CustomDataImportGen plugin. so i guess what i need to know is if it would be simple to modify the code to work with and XML feed (pull and push mechanism).

I am also worried about security. IE. i will need to limit each feed to a specific number of links it can upload. Make sure that a particular feed can only modify links it uploaded. Assign each feed a unique security key so no one else can upload links on their behalf...

Hagai
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Hi,

Nah, I'm afraid my CustomDataImportGen won't work for XML, sorry.

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I am also worried about security. IE. i will need to limit each feed to a specific number of links it can upload. Make sure that a particular feed can only modify links it uploaded. Assign each feed a unique security key so no one else can upload links on their behalf...

That wouldn't be too hard. Basically, assign the LinkOwner a feed name (i.e on a per-feed basis). Then, it would need some kind of ID number (maybe a product ID, or whatever you are trying to import) - so it knows what record to update.

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Andy has just written an xml import script for me and it works very well. Worth the $ unless you've got lots of time to spend figuring it out for yourself... and the concentration Unsure