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  • Dan Diplo 1490 posts 5809 karma points MVP 4x c-trib
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 16:18
    Dan Diplo

    Exporting Data

    I know it might seem like a strange request for a package called "CMS Import", but is there any way you can use it to export data from Umbraco?

    I've come across a situation where we need to be able to dump selected fields from Umbraco into a spreadsheet for bulk-edting. These then need to be imported back into Umbraco to make the changes.

    Is this possible? If not, something worth considering for the future.

  • Richard Soeteman 3807 posts 11786 karma points MVP
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 16:34
    Richard Soeteman

    Hi Dan,

    Have you checked out the community packages xml export and csv export

    I think you can use those to export data modify it and import it back again. I will not create such a functionality myself because then I would in theory compete with Umbraco Courier and that's the thing I want to avoid.

    Thanks for your suggestion!



  • Dan Diplo 1490 posts 5809 karma points MVP 4x c-trib
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 20:48
    Dan Diplo

    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for your quick response. You make a good point about not competing with Courier and I can see this would probably be a niche requirement, anyway.

    However, the two packages you pointed me to may well give me some pointers on how to write my own mini package to accomplish this task.

    Many thanks!

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