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The external content syncer: TERMINALFOUR t44u 2013

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TERMINALFOUR's Laura Murphy discusses the external content syncer, how it was developed and how it can be used for both once off data importing and ongoing syncing.

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The external content syncer: TERMINALFOUR t44u 2013

  1. 1. The Aviva Stadium Dublin, 21-22 November 2013
  2. 2. • 97% of clients are on TERMINALFOUR Site Manager version 7 • Lots of features & possible uses • A selection of what you can do today…… • Content Syncer, T4Mailer integration, Migration, Social Poster, Course Search, Preview Performance, Transfer Manager, PHP Goodies, Personalization • Plus lots more…. t44u 2013 2
  3. 3. The Aviva Stadium Dublin, 21-22 November 2013
  4. 4. • Content Syncer was developed based on requirements from 2 specific clients • Many use cases for both once off import of data and ongoing “syncing” • Other presentations will cover some other use cases t44u 2013 4
  5. 5. • Today’s example is based on some real use cases • I use myself as a guinea pig – a bit “techy” but I’m not allowed access to log on to production systems • Take a spreadsheet / csv and import it in to a multi element template t44u 2013 5
  6. 6. • Ask your Server Admin to install csvjdbc-1.0-15.jar in the Tomcat lib directory (C:Program FilesApache Software FoundationTomcat 6.0lib) • Restart TomCat t44u 2013 6
  7. 7. • Add a content type to import the data into • Use an existing one if required • I created one with plaintext elements for each of the fields in the CSV file • “T4 Staff” is the example one t44u 2013 7
  8. 8. • The csv file needs to be on the TERMINALFOUR Site Manager server rather than your local pc. • Upload the csv file in Site Manager and publish it t44u 2013 8
  9. 9. • Preview and Publish as normal t44u 2013 11 11

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