CSV export then import – mapping of columns
Thanks so much for this very useful and promising tool!
I’d really like to exclusively create and edit items in the CSV (it saves me a lot of time since I have hundreds of items).
So what I did was create one test item in the WP back-end, then used this tool to export the CSV, thinking it would give me the CSV template and I could then add to it from there.
I added 4 new items to the CSV then tried importing it and now I’m running into questions. I did click the option for the CSV including a header row (it’s unchanged from the one that EDD CSV export made).
1) It’s asking me to map the headers — understandable although I wish if the columns were already identical to the CSV export, I wish the importer would just see/recognize them automatically, and avoid allowing me to screw something up.
2) There doesn’t appear to be an appropriate EDD field destination for: post_id, post_title (not to be confused with post_name), post_content — am I not seeing them?
3) If I don’t specify a post_id, will EDD automatically assign one? Is there anything I should know? Are there any post_id’s I shouldn’t use? If I include a post_id in a CSV, but that post_id is already being used, will it overwrite the old one? I’d love to know the logic being used, so that I know exactly how this tool is working and I can rely on it.
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