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[EP-tech] What's the ideal method for importing records

I can't speak to "best practice", but we often have to do bulk
imports/updates over dozens or hundreds of records.


Usually our data people give me a spreadsheet (they have templates for
common sets of fields for common actions), which I convert to EPrintsXML
using an arcane mix of scripts and manual tweaks, and then import using


Lots of --parse-only is used.




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Subject: [EP-tech] What's the ideal method for importing records


Hi All,


Just wondering how everyone handles importing of records into ePrints.

I have a situation where I have access to the metadata for over 1000 records
to import, but the import process is still a little mysterious.. My last
export/import was when we migrated from 2.x to 3.x.


I would prefer to create an ePrints XML structure, with as much detail as
possible, and let ePrints ingest the records., rather than skip the flat
file creation and just cram it into the database..


But if anyone has any other thoughts on 'best practice', I would love to
hear it, so let me know.






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