CSV Import - Category is not an option


#1

Hello there,

I went on importing my big database through CSV. One question I didn’t manage to find a solution to :

Is it possible to import Categories? I can import all my content, except categories.
By the way, I can’t import any CSV while the “Category Tree” is activated. Linked issue?
And do not ask for logs, I don’t get any, sadly :confounded: (debug logs activated though).

Any help greatly appreciated.


#2

You can select a Collection for all the items in the import in Step 1 of the CSV Import process (when you’re uploading the file, before you get to mapping columns).

I’ll look into that possible conflict between Collection Tree and CSV Importer


#3

Yes, no problem with collections. I’ve got problem with Category Tree.


#4

Sounds like Category Tree might be a plugin I’m not familiar with. Could you give a link to where you got it, and what version of it you are using?


#5

Sure : https://github.com/ConnieHarper/Omeka2-Plugin-CategoryTree
Just realized I didn’t download this one from Omeka website.
Using latest commit (it didn’t change for 2 years now).
So I understand you are not using categories? The librarian I am working for is telling me that collections have a broader approach than categories. And unfortunately tags won’t allow hierarchical sorting.


#6

Thank you for the link - I hadn’t seen that before.

Collections contain items - an item can only belong to one collection at a time. You can use the plugin Collection Tree to create hierarchies of collections on your Omeka installation.