What flat text file format can I use to bulk upload alot of links to Links2? I am putting together a phone directory along with links to sites in Savannah, Georgia for a city guide. Thanks, Gene Cayce Gene99
Not sure what you mean by 'format'. Any text editor will do. Word and other word-processors sometimes throw in stuff you can't see, but that the server will read. Actually, it won't read, and thus not work. I use TextPad, bud even MS Wordpad will do.
Links uses | pipes | as the stock delimiter, but you change that in links.cfg if you need to.
Re: [PerlFlunkie] Mass/Bulk loading link entriesIn reply to
I was wondering about excel or just doing the data straight into the cgi pages. I have a data entry company logging 35,000 names, addresses, phone #s & they need the fastest, easiest way to upload them to my directory. Do you know is it easy to transfer these links from Links2 to Links3? I've had extensive experience in the past w/ Links2 but it's been 7 - 8 years. I forgot how to do anything! Thanks, Gene Cayce Gene99
Excel can export as a pipe-delimited file, so it will do the job. Just remember to also update the linksid.txt file with correct number (same as the last numbered entry in you database). I have read that upgrading is easy, probably more info in the Links SQL forums...
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