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Revision as of 15:27, 16 December 2011

EPrints 3 Reference: Directory Structure - Metadata Fields - Repository Configuration - XML Config Files - XML Export Format - EPrints data structure - Core API - Data Objects


API: Core API

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NAME

import - Import a file using an import plugin.

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SYNOPSIS

import repository_id [options] dataset

import repository_id [options] dataset plugin filename

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DESCRIPTION

This command imports a set of EPrints from a file into the given dataset.

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ARGUMENTS

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repository_id

The ID of the EPrint repository to import to.

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dataset

The name of the dataset to import into, such as "eprint","archive", "subject" or "user".

Please note that for the "subject" dataset, you are probably better off using the import_subjects tool which will empty the dataset before importing.

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plugin

The id of the input plugin to use. This should not include the leading "Import::". Examples: BibTeX, XML.

If this is ommited or an invalid plugin is requested, then 'import' will list all plugins compatible with the dataset and exit.

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OPTIONS

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--user USERID/USERNAME

For eprint datasets only. (not user or subject).

Sets the userid/username of the user in the system who will own the imported records.

Usually required for importing EPrint records. This may not be required if the import format contains the userid value, eg. an import in the EPrints 3 XML format.

If this is an integer then it is assumed to be the userid of the user, otherwise it is assumed to be the username.

You may wish to create one or more "bulk import" users and make imported eprint records belong to them.

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--arg key=value

Add an argument to the import plugin. May be repeated. Effects depend on the import plugin.

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--parse-only

Don't import, just check the file.

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--migration

Turn on all the options needed to correctly import an XML data file exported from version 2, using the migration toolkit. Implies --enable-web-imports --enable-file-imports --force

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--enable-file-imports

Allow the imported data to import files from the local filesystem. This can obviously be seen as a security hole if you don't trust the data you are importing. This sets the "enable_file_imports" configuration option for this session only.

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--enable-web-imports

Allow the imported data to import files from the Web. This can obviously be seen as a security hole if you don't trust the data you are importing. This sets the "enable_web_imports" configuration option for this session only.

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--update

Normally you can not import a new item with the same id as an existing item. With this option enabled existing items will be updated with the new item (implies --enable-import-ids).

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--force

Don't ask any questions, just do it!

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--help

Print a brief help message and exit.

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--man

Print the full manual page and then exit.

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--quiet

Be vewwy vewwy quiet. This option will supress all output unless an error occurs.

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--verbose

Explain in detail what is going on. May be repeated for greater effect.

Shows why a plugin is disabled.

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--version

Output version information and exit.

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