Installing new data types in DataGrab
DataGrab has the facility to import other kinds of data than default types that it comes bundled with (RSS, CSV and XML), simply by copying a new datatype folder to the correct place.
Each data type is contained in a folder and contains at least 1 file. For example, a twitter data type could have the following structure.
Note: the datatype file has the format dt.[folder_name].php. I’ve prefixed my datatypes with ajw.
To install this datatype, simply copy the folder to your system/expressionengine/third_party/ajw_datagrab/datatypes folder:
Now when you go to the DataGrab module you should have an extra option in the “Create new import” menu.