Last week I’ve released CMSImport 1.2 (Pro). This was a minor release mainly to fix a few bugs
- Fixed string delimiter for csv files
- Field adaptors on default properties didn’t get hit
- Throw error when login is null for member import, otherwise you can’t create new members and Umbraco will throw errors on you.
- Introduced a new FieldAdapter that can map user logins against a Member picker data type. CMSImport will auto convert this to the corresponding member id.
- Tested against Umbraco 4.6 (beta)
Again this was a very small release. Mainly to fix some errors.
The most requested feature is structured import. I’m very happy to announce that this will be included in CMSImport Pro 2.0. The video below demonstrates how this will work. I've tried to keep this as simple and flexible as possible and hope I have succeeded, if not I hope to hear from you.
CMSImport 2.0 Structured import demo from Richard Soeteman on Vimeo.
Other new functionality for 2.0
Of course structured import will not be the only new feature. Below you find a list of all other functionality that will be included
Support for more Data sources
CMSImport 2.0 will support new data sources to import from such as:
- Wordpress export
- MS Acces
If you have a specific product, or data format you want to import from please let me know through the comment form.
Configurable field adapters
In version 1.1 I’ve introduced field adapters. These field adapters are great to convert data from a data source to the format that is accepted by the Umbraco data type, but sometimes you need to specify some additional information. For example when you import data and want to map url’s against the Ucomponents Url picker you want to specify if the link needs to be opened in a new window or not. Currently that is only possible with a config file, not very friendly. In 2.0 it will be possible to specify some additional options like you have to do now when you import related media.
Support for third party packages
CMSImport 2.0 will come with support for third party packages such as UComponents, SuperSimpleWebshop,Teacommerce and Blog4Umbraco.
I’m sure there will be extra functionality added along the way.For now I hope you like what you’ve seen in the video and read in this post.