Form2Content Article Import

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.

Creating the template

A template can be created by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> RO CSVI -> Templates
  2. Click New
  3. Give the template a name, say for example F2C article import
  4. Set Action to Import
  5. Set Component to Form2Content
  6. Set Operation to F2C article
  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.

F2C Article create import template

Adding the template fields

Template fields can be added by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> RO CSVI -> 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.

F2C Article create import template fields

Required fields

  • alias
  • category_path
  • projecttitle


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.


  • alias
  • category_path
  • projecttitle

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. This example will create an article with intro text field

  • category_path
  • title
  • alias
  • projecttitle
  • intro
  • author

The other fieldname supported by Form2Content are

  • intro
  • image
  • source
  • author
  • author_name
  • info_article
  • article

Run the import

The import can be run by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> RO CSVI -> 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 RO 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

F2C Article create import process


 Below is an example of importing a Form2Content article

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Example file


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