The DSpace-CRIS data model configuration can be exported and imported using an excel file.

To export the current datamodel in excel you need to run

./dspace export-cris-configuration -f {fullpath-to-the-target-file.xls}

to import the datamodel

./dspace load-cris-configuration -f {fullpath-to-the-target-file.xls}

The import script will work in append mode so you can use it to initially populate your datamodel in an empty dspace-cris installation but also to add new attributes or entities.

It is not able to update the definition of existent attribute

File structure

The excel file is composed of several sheets