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Kentico Integration: Import content

Once you've mapped your templates, you'll be ready to import content from Content Workflow into Kentico.

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Written by Bruno Wilson
Updated over a week ago

Follow these steps to import content from your mapped templates:

Select "Import"

After all the mapping criteria are set, select the “Import” option on the Content Workflow menu.

Select Content Workflow project

An import content dialog will appear showing an empty grid. At this stage, you can select any Content Workflow project with a mapped template. You can also filter Items by Content Workflow workflow status and Template.

Select Items

Select the items you'd like to import and click the "Next" button. This will launch the confirmation screen.

Specify target node, mappings and select Item status

On the confirmation screen, the user can go over the selected Items. Then select the Target node for importing Items. If a template for an Item has more than one mapping defined, the system will show a dropdown with possible mappings next to each such Item.

It is also possible to select the status that will be assigned to the Items in Content Workflow after a successful import.

Start import

Clicking the “Import” button will launch the import process. The process can take some time depending on the number of Items and media files that are being imported.

During the import process, Kentico items will be created in accordance with specified templates and field mappings. For example, the “BlogGC Template” in Content Workflow is mapped to the “BlogKentico” document type in Kentico and it is defined that the “TitleGC” field Content Workflow is mapped to “TitleKentico” field in Kentico. In this case, during the import of “Blog Items” from Content Workflow (having template “BlogGC”) corresponding “BlogKentico” pages will be created in Kentico and only the “TitleKentico” field will be set.

All imported items will be created in a hierarchical structure under the selected target node (so the Content Workflow Item hierarchy will be replicated). The Content Editor is free to rearrange all items, the new structure will be kept during further updates.

View import results

After the import is finished, the import result screen will appear where all imported and not imported Items are shown with their respective descriptions. It is now possible to open and review an item in Kentico or Content Workflow.

The import results page will list all successful and failed imports. Import may fail if there is a template mismatch.

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