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9 February 2010 at 1:03pm
Well CSV is pretty universal. I would just import it into your CalendarDateTime table. You may have to map the fields but that's easy. ICS is the standard format for calendars, though, so I'm surprised you're not using that.
7 March 2010 at 3:07pm
Hi Uncle Cheese,
Since it is a csv file, how do I import to the calendarDatetime table? Do I do it as the same procedure as an ICS file where I would drop ICS file into the import folder and then run it? or is it a completely different process?
7 March 2010 at 5:16pm
No, the import function looks for an ICS file. To import a CSV you'll have to write a script to map your fields in the CSV file to those in the CalendarDateTime table.. I usually just use Excel..
7 March 2010 at 6:39pm
I have a project where we are doing the same thing...calendar data is being exported using a csv file. When you say you usually use excel what does that mean? What are you using excel for? I am trying to understand the steps clearly here. I appreciate any help Uncle Cheese.
7 March 2010 at 7:08pm
You import the CSV into Excel, and then in a new column on the right, you build out insert statements, e.g..
INSERT INTO .... FieldName = ' =A1 ', AnotherFieldName = ' =B1 ' etc...
Then you can just copy them all the way down and it will build them out for you and you can just paste them in to your DB admin tool.
7 March 2010 at 7:09pm
The other thing you could try is setting up a ModelAdmin interface for CalendarDateTime and using the Import feature.
7 March 2010 at 7:14pm
Thank you. I will try this out and let you know.
7 March 2010 at 8:04pm
Oh I did not see this post. Would you be able to elaborate on this please? How would the model admin work?
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