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Import of Articles Question

Postby Kram » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:37 am

I am a novic when it comes to XML and how to correctly import past issues of our journal. Right now the data is in an Access database and I am hoping to export into XML and then import this file via the Plug-In.

I have reviewed the information at doc/IMPORTEXPORT and that was somewhat helpful. I have also reviewed some previous posts to this forum.

I am still left with these questions:

1) Where is the OJS 2.1 version of the XML definition file?

2) How will I use these definition files to make other programs (e.g. Access) export in the correct manner.

Thanks for your help.
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Postby asmecher » Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:18 pm

Hi Kram,

It's unlikely you'll ever get Access to export in the format you want; you may be able to write an XSL stylesheet to convert from the Access format to the OJS format, but that would take quite a bit of technical know-how. Most users either write the XML manually or write a quick Perl script (or equivalent) to generate the proper output from another system.

The DTD for the import tool is available in the OJS package at plugins/importexport/native/native.dtd.

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