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Merge 2 databases

Postby agentsmith » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:44 pm

Hi ,

I am wondering what it would take to merge 2 OJS databases together.
I was thinking of incrementing all primary/foreign keys of one database by the max+1 IDs of the second database. What other things should I be considering? Is there an Entity Relationship Diagram for the database somewhere?

Thanks.
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Postby asmecher » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:33 pm

Hi agentsmith,

Sorry, we don't have an e-r diagram, but the database columns are all logically-named (i.e.article_id in one table will always map to an article_id in the articles table). The only tricky parts are:[list][*]Depending on your DBMS, you may need to set auto-increment sequences so that they don't carry on incrementing, potentially overwriting your merged-in IDs.[*]There are a few columns named assoc_id in the database; these will map to IDs in different tables depending on the associated type / assoc_type columns.

Have you had a look at the technical reference? It's available from the "Documentation" section of the OJS website.

If you only need to keep your published content (i.e. workflow and other data isn't important), you could consider exporting and importing via the Import/Export interface.

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Postby agentsmith » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:23 pm

Thanks for your help. Turns out the export feature was all that was needed.
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