20. Importing vehicles from CSV, XML, full XML into Vehicle Manager

In this article we will take a look at importing vehicles from an XML file into Vehicle Manager. This can be from an XML export you did earlier, or from a freshly created XML file.

What does the XML Export function say?

First, let's take a good look at what the XML Export function says:

  1. XML export is the preferred way to export vehicles with Vehicle Descriptions and Vehicles Reviews present
  2. XML export will contain all Vehicle details, including Descriptions and Reviews, ready for later import.

What does the XML Import function say?

  1. XML import is the preferred way to import Vehicles with Vehicle Descriptions and Vehicles Reviews present.
  2. XML import will import all vehicles details, including Vehicles Descriptions and vehicles reviews.
  3. If the user who wrote the original Vehicle Review does not exist anymore in the system, the Review will be assigned to "Anonymous"
  4. Importing an XML file in Vehicle Manager

    Go to Components > Vehicle manager > Import/Export and choose the Import tab.

    Vehicle Manager:Vehicles
  5. Choose XML for the Import Type and a Category to import into.
  6. Next use Browse to point to the XML file.
  7. Then click the Import Media button on the top bar.

Because XML imports also contain user submitted Vehicle reviews, you will see the warning.
Click OK.

You will see the following screen which gives you the results of the import:

Vehicle Manager:Vehicles

Click Back in the top bar to return to the Import/Export page, or go to Components > Vehicle Manager > Vehicles to go to the Vehicle Manager window. You will see the Vehicles you have just imported, still unpublished.

You can now publish the vehicles, or edit each vehicle as you wish.

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