The AvantImport plugin supports import of metadata and files from a CSV file.
AvantImport is a derivation of CSV Import+. It was created for use with the Digital Archive. Compared to CSV Import++, AvantImport has a much simpler user interface because it presents far fewer options, only those useful for import into the Digital Archive. It also has more robust detection and handling of invalid input, and only allows import of CSV files that are in UTF-8 format. It requires UTF-8 to ensure that CSV text with non-ASCII characters (such as letters with accent marks) can be imported without triggering a MySQL error.
AvantPlugin has just one configuration option.
- Use this option to specify which CSV columns correspond to which Omeka elements. Specify one column/element mapping on each line as shown in the example below.
RecNo: Identifier STDNAME: Standard Name IDENTIFIER: Person MS NAME: Manuscript Name ALIAS: Alias GENDER: Gender DATE: Event Date PLACE: Place MENTION CATEGORY: Event Category EVENT: Event DOC TYPE: Event Type ETHNICITY: Ethnicity KINSMAN: Kinsman
To learn how to use AvantImport, see how to import CSV data.
The AvantImport plugin requires that the AvantCommon plugin be installed and activated.
To install the AvantImport plugin, follow these steps:
- First install and activate AvantCommon
- Unzip the AvantImport-master file into your Omeka installation's plugin directory.
- Rename the folder to AvantImport.
- Activate the plugin from the Admin → Settings → Plugins page.
- In the Omeka
filesfolder, create an
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