Way to Import New Questions for new site?

asked 2012-01-13 18:02:55 -0600

gmustuk gravatar image

We have an old FAQ section where we have tons of questions asked by users that we would love to be able to import into Askbot. Does anyone know of a way to import questions without manually entering them one by one?

I'm sure there are others who are in the same situation.


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Sure, can you describe what data do you have available besides question titles and answers?

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-01-13 18:05:54 -0600 )edit

THanks Evgeny for the comment/response. At this point it would be at least those fields (question detail and title) our intention is to move at least some of the questions over from our old system that. The could all be under one user account if needed.

gmustuk gravatar imagegmustuk ( 2012-01-16 12:54:36 -0600 )edit

I saw this info: http://askbot.org/doc/import-data.html however it wasn't clear what format a file would have to be in to import data. I would likely be exporting from existing system in a tabular format or csv.

gmustuk gravatar imagegmustuk ( 2012-01-16 13:27:13 -0600 )edit

that command uses stackexchange format, it is much more advanced than yours, but importing csv will take writing some custom code. One issue - at the moment we require tags for the questions - you'll have to add them manually to your excel/csv file.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-01-16 13:37:28 -0600 )edit