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Ticket: Parent/children categories for DataGrab import

Status Resolved
Add-on / Version DataGrab Latest
EE Version 6.3.4

Nick Bedard

Jun 24, 2022

I was hoping that there would be a way for channel entry imports (CSV formatted) that allows for me to specify for an entry’s categories, but also sub-categories. So, say I have categories established like so, so parents and their children (these are industries for the Product channel):

- Indoor lighting
- External lighting
- Internal lighting
- Accessories
- Headlights
- Interior lights

If I wanted to run a DataGrab import of channel entries, how would I go about formatting a ‘Categories’ column to establish parent and children categories? Is that possible?


BoldMinded (Brian)

Jun 24, 2022

So you’re importing brand new categories that do not yet exist in EE, and you need to create the parent/child relationship of new categories?


BoldMinded (Brian)

Jun 24, 2022

This is a part of the codebase I’m not as familiar with since acquiring DataGrab, but it looks like the / can be used as a delimiter to separate parent/child categories, so



Full Circle Developers

Jun 24, 2022

It may be some time before I can test, but will get back to you on this. Thanks!

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