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Transfer Tool File Upload Tab
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12017-01-10T11:07:35-08:00Bulk importing CSV data from spreadsheets using the Transfer tool8List of steps for importing spreadsheets into Scalarplain2019-07-24T08:57:44-07:00The Transfer tool is located in the Dashboard's Import/Export tab. (The tool is a Scalar plugin and might not be present if the administrator of your Scalar install hasn't installed it separately from Scalar itself.) Its primary function is to allow for migration of Scalar books from one place to another, for example, migrating a Scalar book from one Scalar install to another. Though, it can also be used to bulk import pages and media from a spreadsheet.
The steps for importing a spreadsheet are straight forward: create a spreadsheet (e.g., in Google Spreadsheets or Excel), add rows that constitute pages, make each column heading match Scalar's brand of metadata fields, then export a Comma Separated Values (CSV) document for use importing. Here are the steps in detail:
Create a spreadsheet
The first row should hold the metadata field names. For example: "dcterms:title" "dcterms:description" "art:url" "sioc:content" (see more below)
Add rows that constitute pages and media. For pages make sure there is content in the "sioc:content" field that constitutes the text of the page (see our example.csv for uploading pages). For media make sure the "art:url" field has a value representing the URL to the media file (see our example.csv for uploading media).
Export the spreadsheet as a Comma Separated Values (CSV) text file
That's it! You should now have pages and/or media present in your Scalar book.
Any Dublin Core fields can be used as column headings. For example: "dcterms:title" "dcterms:description" "dcterms:source" (dcterms:title is required). In addition, you must have one of: "art:url" or "sioc:content". Scalar supports other ontology prefixes such as: "bibo:(field name)" "iptc:(field name)" "id3:(field name)".