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Posted: 19 December 2019 08:54 PM —  
Total Posts:  12
Joined  2013-05-21


This is a file a client aims to import. (demo data)

My assumption is the XML data path would be


Does case or trailing slashes matter?

The XML is valid, according to one tool I use. Datagrab on EE5 is giving me these errors:

Error: Cannot parse the XML from file/url: DemoData.xml

Error: Cannot find any data. Is the XML path correct?

I assume it sees the file, and the problem lies with the XML itself.

Posted: 09 January 2020 10:44 AM —   [ # 1 ]  
Total Posts:  6
Joined  2019-12-19

It looks to me like you have the right XML path. Have you tried removing the <Category></Category> data and trying it then?

Are you trying to access a file or a url?

If you’re trying to access a file, do so like this: file://PATH_GOES_HERE/DEMODATA.xml

If you’re trying to access the file via a url, just provide the url.

allow_url_fopen probably needs to be turned on on your server also.

Posted: 09 January 2020 03:06 PM —   [ # 2 ]  
Total Posts:  1357
Joined  2006-04-12


Really sorry for the slow responses at the moment - I currently have a family illness so am not online as much as usual.

I think your url redirects to the XML so DataGrab is not getting to see the real data file. I tried:


and it returned:

<html><body>You are being <a href="">redirected</a>.</body></html>

If I use the url in that file:

it seems to work ok.



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