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From Jacques Le Roux <jacques.le.r...@les7arts.com>
Subject Re: Data File Tools and Hierarchical Flat Files
Date Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:27:53 GMT
I did not read these pages again (a long time now), but they might help, and you may give us
your opinion:



Le 12/12/2014 18:02, Adrian Crum a écrit :
> The easiest way to use the tool is to import the CSV file into a specialized table to
contain the data. After the import, invoke a service that 
> processes the data in the table.
> Adrian Crum
> Sandglass Software
> www.sandglass-software.com
> On 12/12/2014 4:38 PM, Forrest Rae wrote:
>> I had a bit more of a play with the tool, read the source, and as far as
>> I can tell, it doesn't do anything with relationships. Basically, it
>> will work for the Product entity (as all the examples are based) as
>> there is no real relationship involved here.
>> Probably best to throw this thing out the window and write one from
>> scratch that calls the appropriate services I suppose.  Anyone taken
>> this approach before?
>> -Forrest
>> On 12/11/14, 8:52 PM, Forrest Rae wrote:
>>> Hi Guys,
>>> I'm a bit stumped by this, and I can't imagine I'm the first person to
>>> need to import a bunch of party data from a flat file (CSV). I'm trying
>>> to figure out the Data File Tools.  It makes one small mention of
>>> hierarchical flat files:
>>> "can support hierarchical flat files (ie where parent/child
>>> relationships are implied by sub-records)."
>>> I have a CSV file, basically contains a bunch of potential customers
>>> from a CRM, exported in the following columns:
>>> PartyGroupName
>>> Address
>>> City
>>> stateProvinceGeoId
>>> postalCode
>>> countryGeoId
>>> TelecomNumber
>>> Super easy to just import the PartyGroupName, that's much is clear:
>>> <record name="PartyGroup" limit="many">
>>>   <field name="groupName" type="String" position="0"/>
>>> </record>
>>> Problem is the PostalAddress and TelecomNumber.  Do I really need to
>>> create contactMechs and tie everything together?  How do I model this in
>>> the XML schema if not?  The documentation doesn't make another mention
>>> of this support for hierarchical flat files.
>>> -Forrest
>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBENDUSER/OFBiz%27s+Data+File+Tools

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