The purpose of this section is to describe the Export/Import (Excel 97/2003–xls) web functionalities and the format of Excel document necessary for ingesting (also used for export) in DSpace-CRIS.
The export functionality is available on Administrative section of DSpace-CRIS at:
The export page shows two boxes to set the query and the entity type of the entities used for export. You can choose only one entity type of DSpace-CRIS per export (e.g. you can export ResearcherPage in the single export but not ResearcherPage and OrganizationUnit together; To export the full repository needs to export one by one the entities type).
The export is available also via batch script:
dspace dsrun org.dspace.app.cris.batch.ScriptCrisBulkExport -e <rp|pj|ou|events|journals|..> -f <export_destination_file>
The import functionality is available on Administrative section of DSpace-CRIS (like export) and via Batch Script:
dspace dsrun org.dspace.app.cris.batch.ScriptCrisBulkChanges
The web page shows two boxes to setup the import with the entity type and the file to import. The batch script also uses the same options, launch it with –h for other information.
The document (both for export and import) contains two sheets:
Main entities Sheet:
The first four columns are the same in all exported type of entities (CRISID, UUID, SOURCEREF, SOURCEID) while the other columns depend on the specific entity configuration.
The nested_entities sheet contains the nested object owned by the object defined in main_entities sheet. In fact the first three columns are CRISID_PARENT, SOURCEREF_PARENT, SOURCEID_PARENT that are related to the entity contained in the main_entities sheet. The system during the ingest process will process first the main_entities sheet and then the nested_entities sheet, in order to make available the parent object when importing the nested objects. The other three columns UUID, SOURCEREF, SOURCEID are mandatory for the file structure. The other columns depend on the specific nested entity configuration.
Only import needs an ACTION and a NONE column to manipulate the entities. Below is the list of possible actions:
CREATE, UPDATE, DELETE, HIDE, SHOW
Note that ACTION column MUST be the first column of the main_entities sheet and NONE column the last, the NONE column must be filled with '#' for all entities .
*Please note that if you don’t want modify a metadata you can remove the column from the excel file for import, but please make attention because do not recognize the column with a new type of metadata not present in the DSpace-CRIS at moment of the import
**Please note that this action works in append mode this means that if you export an entity and add the action column with HIDE/SHOW it will double every metadata (except for the related nested object that works different). If you want just to change the visibility of the entity you should blank the cells and make action with HIDE/SHOW value
***Please note that to remove only nested you have to empties all cells related to the nested row except identifiers column from (column from A to F in the Nested Entities Sheet).
Below there are the requirements for the values in the cells:
[visibility=PUBLIC URL=http://www.personalpage.com /~mypage/]Personal Page
[visibility=<ATTRIBUTE> CRISID=<ATTRIBUTE> SOURCEID= <ATTRIBUTE> SOURCEREF=<ATTRIBUTE> UUID=<ATTRIBUTE>]<VALUE>
NOTE that the UUID or CRISID or the couple SOURCEID/SOURCEREF are mandatory in order to create the relationship.
[visibility=PUBLIC CRISID=ou00024 SOURCEID=1 SOURCEREF=external-database]Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
*Please note that if local attribute is false then the file will be retrieved from the local absolute path on server machine
**Please note that the path MUST be visible to the user that launch the batch script or the Tomcat users
[visibility=PUBLIC LOCAL=false]/path_to_file /image.jpg