Kentico CMS Import Toolkit 5.5R2 Alpha 2
We have spent a significant amount of time, tweaking the Import Toolkit utility to cover your feedback, and finally, here it is ...
I am happy to announce that the next preview version of our Import Toolkit is ready for you. I apologize to those that expected it during the last week. We have just been too busy preparing the Kentico UK Connection conference so we couldn't make it sooner.
This particular version targets Kentico CMS
5.5 R2 and is shipped as an installation package that will be installed to your standard Kentico installation folder.
If you are new to this topic, here is my previous article about the Import Toolkit:
You can download the new version here:
Kentico CMS Import Toolkit 5.5 R2
What is new?
First of all, any previous bugs reported by you should be fixed. In case you would experience some of them again, please try to provide us with as many details as you can.
New input formats and sources
The new version now supports additional formats of input data:
Excel files - supported formats are xlsx, xlsm
CSV files - with any character or string as a separator
Better support for XML files - you can now also pick up attributes of item nodes as additional columns (this is especially useful for importing from resx files). Also, only content is extracted from CDATA sections.
You now also have the option to read input directly from a web source by typing in the URL of the resource instead of a file path, such as:
Things that are handled better
There are also some smaller improvements that should make your life easier:
Better and more robust error handling in case of inconsistent source data
Ability to handle column names in invalid format
Handling of too long input data (larger than destination field)
I hope you will enjoy it and as always, any feedback is appreciated.
See you next time ...