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Newbie - Importing Links
Hello. I hate to post a new question about this, but I couldn't find an answer via search. I purchased Links SQL back in October, but I've been too scared to switch over from Links Ext.

I am running Links Ext at http://www.indylinks.com/. I've got about 2,000 links and I'm looking to add at least another 3,000. I'm adding the links myself for now, hoping to attract members by being the largest link database in Indianapolis.

I've been using Links Ext. and it is working pretty well and I've gotten good support. I've had some problems though with the control panel add link function . . . and that's not good for customer service. Plus, I understand that the bigger your database the better to use SQL.

(Yes I did buy Links 2.0, then Links Ext., then Links SQL.)

I've had some luck MANUALLY adding links to the links.db file under Links Ext. There is no way I could have gotten 2,000 links added and categorized through the admin interface (I've posted previously about this issue.)

Here is my question. I noticed while surfing around the Links SQL admin area, that there is a link for MySQLman which has a link for Tables which has a link called "browse". Under that link there is an option to IMPORT.

I realize it is risky to manually edit the database, so I'm wondering if I could "append" or "import" a flatfile to get the links into Links SQL. I'm probably going to want to add a least 100 links a week for awhile.

If you can use MySQLman for this purpose, would any of you recommend a book about MySQL that I could purchase?

Sorry about the long message . . . I've been really worrying about this.

What do the rest of you do? Do you add links one by one through the admin panel?

Best regards and thanks for helping. April
A. Lougheed
IndyLinks.com
webmaster@indylinks.com
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