Form2Content

Form2Content supported operations

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In RO CSVI we offer a number of import and export routines to manage your Form2Content data. This is the complete list of Form2Content supported operations. The majority of operations are available for both import and export although some are for a specific task so they can only be used for either import or export.

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Available Fields for Form2Content

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Here you will find all the available fields that can be used in the VirtueMart import and export routines. Please see the relevant tutorials on how to use these fields in a specific scenario.

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Form2Content Article export

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The Form2Content Article export is to export Form2Content articles. The export includes the custom fields created in Form2Content.

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Import Images using Form2Content Article import

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To import images using Form2Content Article import requires some background knowledge due to the folder structure used by Form2Content. This article explains how this works and how to use it.

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Form2Content Content type fields export

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Requirements

CSVI 7.0
Form2Content
Export Content type fields

Description

The fields added are the sample fields but are not required for the export to run however they may be required for the import to run. Check the import manual for the fields required to run the import.

The following are the steps followed to export Form2Content content type fields using CSVI.

  1. To start on the export process create an export template in CSVI with component as Form2Content and operation as Content type fields.
  2. Add the template fields you want to export. The below listed fields are exported as an example, more fields can be added according to the requirement. Also check on the fields tab for the available fields for the variant export process.
    • projecttitle
    • fieldname
    • title
    • description
    • fieldtypename
  3. Once the template and template fields are ready, start the export process.

Screencast

Form2Content Content type fields export

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Form2Content Content type import

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The Form2Content Content type import helps you to import the articles which can be grouped by similar structure or using the same type of fields.

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Form2Content Content type fields import

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Requirements

CSVI 7.0
Form2Content
Import Content type fields

 

With content type fields import you can add the fields for the content.

Creating the template

A template can be created by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Templates
  2. Click New
  3. Give the template a name
  4. Set Action to Import
  5. Set Component to Form2Content
  6. Set Operation to Content type fields
  7. Click Next: Select Source
  8. Source is set default to Load from your computer. No need for change.
  9. Click Next: Select options
  10. The default values are OK, change if needed.
  11. Click Next: Select fields
  12. Nothing needed here as we set to Use column headers as configuration in step 10.
  13. Click Next: Finalize
  14. All done here
  15. Click Close to return to the list of templates or Edit if you want to fine-tune the template further.

Form2Content Content type fields template

Adding the template fields

Template fields can be added by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Templates
  2. Click on Template fields
  3. In the Search Tools select your template
  4. Click on New to add a single field or click on Quick Add to add multiple fields.

Quick Add

The Quick Add Option allows you to quickly add multiple fields to a template. It is not possible to set any settings per field here but that can be done after the fields have been added to the template.

Form2Content Content type templatefields

Required fields

  • projecttitle
  • fieldname

Criteria

These fields make up the criteria to determine if the record is going to be updated or added. If all the criteria fields match an existing record, the record will be updated. If not all the criteria fields match, the record will be added.

 

  • projecttitle
  • fieldname

Creating the import file

As in the example file, the fields we are trying to import are listed below, more fields can be added according to the requirement. Check the fields tab to know on the available fields for this import operation.

  • projecttitle
  • fieldname
  • title
  • description
  • fieldtypename

Run the import

The import can be run by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Import
  2. Select the template created earlier
  3. Click Select file
  4. Select the file to import
  5. Click Preview
  6. You now see a preview of the file as to how CSVI sees the file
  7. Click Start import
  8. The import is run
  9. The Log details page will be shown with information regarding the import if the Enable logging is enabled in the template

Form2Content Content type fields import process

Examples

Here is the example of contenttype fields import file

"projecttitle";"fieldname";"title";"description";"fieldtypename"
"CSVI import and export";"intro";"Import and export";"The article explans how to import and export in CSVI";"Multilinetext"

Example file

form2content_contenttypefields.csv

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Form2Content Content type export

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The Form2Content Content type export let's you export the content types in Form2Content. Allowing for external editing and later import them again.

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Form2Content Article Import

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The Form2Content Article import is to import articles with its content and fields related to article. Make sure that you update your available fields before doing the import.

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