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'''import''' - Import a file using an import plugin.
 
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'''import''' <em>repository_id</em> ['''options'''] <em>dataset</em> <em>plugin</em> <em>filename</em>  
 
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==DESCRIPTION==
 
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This command imports a set of EPrints from a file into the given dataset.
 
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Sets the userid/username of the user in the system who will own the imported records.
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Copyright 2000-2011 University of Southampton.
  
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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Revision as of 09:57, 22 January 2013

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.


SYNOPSIS

import repository_id [options] dataset

import repository_id [options] dataset plugin filename


DESCRIPTION

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


ARGUMENTS

  • repository_id
The ID of the EPrint repository to import to.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • filename
Filename to read from. To read from STDIN specify '-'.


OPTIONS

  • --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.
  • --argument key=value
Add an argument to the import plugin. May be repeated. Effects depend on the import plugin.
  • --parse-only
Don't import, just check the file.
  • --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
  • --enable-import-fields
Allow the import to set fields that are set as not to be imported. This is typically used to specify the imported object id.
  • --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.
  • --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.
  • --xml
Output to STDOUT the parsed objects in EPrints XML (does not import anything).
  • --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. Combine with --enable-import-fields to update all field values.
  • --force
Don't ask any questions, just do it!
  • --help
Print a brief help message and exit.
  • --man
Print the full manual page and then exit.
  • --quiet
Be vewwy vewwy quiet. This option will supress all output unless an error occurs.
  • --verbose
Explain in detail what is going on. May be repeated for greater effect.
Shows why a plugin is disabled.
  • --version
Output version information and exit.
  


COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2000-2011 University of Southampton.

This file is part of EPrints http://www.eprints.org/.

EPrints is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

EPrints is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with EPrints. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.