DataGrab for EE2.0

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

For ExpressionEngine 2.0, I’ll be replacing FeedGrab, CSVGrab and XMLGrab, with a new, improved module called DataGrab.

Despite having versions of the 3 plugins working, I’ve been holding off the release while the Datagrab module was developed.

Datagrab module

The new module will make importing data into ExpressionEngine:

Easier. The old plugin format for configuring imports has been replaced by a GUI-driven module.

More powerful. Subsequent runs of the import can now update values that have changed.

More flexible. A new plug-in mechanism should make it easier to create new types of import from different types of data. For example, a plug-in to import data from another database is in development.

There are some extra features to add, and some known issues to fix, but if you would like to help test the module, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).