Feature #934

Updated by Alexander Watzinger about 4 years ago

Functions to import CSV and Excel files of e.g. actors or places.

At first as a basic version for lists simple version, most likely with information like: name, description, origin_id. predefined fields. Later is should also be possible to import associated dates, types, geographical information and link already imported entities (e.g. actor participates at an event with a function).

It is planned to implement a crusader database with data provided by Johannes Preiser-Kapeller to test the concept.

Needs an additional database schema "import" where information about origin project and origin identifier which will be linked to OpenAtlas entity ids.


* A preview function before actual import
* Example images, example files for download
* Projects Option to organise imports select seperator


* name Name
* description Description

* Dates (format 2018-12-31) at actor, place, event

* origin id (e.g. GIS for places (decimal degrees)
* Sex for persons


* Test for duplicates
* Look into selecting fields dynamically (order and which ones)
* What
to retrace or link later) do with types (already existing and new ones)