Installing and using DataGrab

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Installation and usage instructions for DataGrab

Installation

  1. Unzip the archive - you should have an ajw_datagrab folder.
  2. Copy this ajw_datagrab folder to your EE2’s system/expressionengine/third_party folder
  3. In the Control Panel, go to Add-ons > Modules and click on the install link next to the AJW DataGrab module

Usage

To run imports automatically, you can use one of two methods:

1. You can create a template, and include the tag:

{exp:ajw_datagrab:run_saved_import id="2"

(this will run the import with the id of 2). The import will run when this template is visited.

2. You can directly call the URL:

http://yoursite.com/index.php?ACT=n&id=2 

Where n is the action id assigned to DataGrab. This is displayed on the module’s homepage.

To run automatically, you will need to set up a cron job to visit the relevant URL. For more details see: Running imports using cron.

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