DataGrab progress update and future Matrix support
I am hoping to release the next version of DataGrab in the next few days. The current development version has many new features fully or partially implemented, and I will be tidying these up and fixing a few bugs before hopefully releasing by the end of the week.
Some of the new features include:
- Support for Solspace Tags and SEO Lite add-ons
- Ability to set url title and expiry date from data
- Bug fixes and minor optimisations
Once this version is released I will be concentrating on adding Matrix support.
Just as Matrix provides huge flexibility in how you build your site, it makes the configuration of the import difficult - it becomes effectively an import-within-an-import. Coupled with DataGrab’s ability to handle different data types (CSV, XML etc) it makes mapping values from the data source to Matrix fields a challenge.
I have a version of DataGrab that successfully imports into a Matrix field, but the data needs to be formatted quite specifically. To get the development process to the next stage I need real-world examples of what you need to do.
This will give me a much better understanding of what the Matrix import process needs to achieve.
There is an example of what would be helpful here:
While developing the next stage I also want to improve the module’s documentation. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
Many thanks, Andrew