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Mapping imported data

on 4/19/13, 9:25 AM 4,240 views

In the past I have managed to import data, but I find it very hit and miss when it come to mapping the data to the correct place.

eg when manually creating a supplier "purchase receipt" openerp Form asks for the following info.. Supplier, Bill Date, Memo, Due Date, Ref#, Journal, Company, Account, Description, Amount, Tax.

So I create a csv file using these headings, only to find when I try to import the only one Openerp recognises only some of the headings.

Openerp states " you should use the unique identifier from the original application and map it to the ID column in OpenERP"

I've looked in the database, and starting to think its a bit of a mishmash between db column name and the comment!

I can guess some, but how do I know?

Any pointers please.




| 6 5 8
United Kingdom
On 4/20/13, 11:42 AM

After a lot of messing I think I've cracked it!

Based on a import of a "Supplier Purchase Receipt"

From countless tests, doing exports of existing data, looking through the database and a bit of jigury pokery, I came up with the following table which shows how names and values can change, and hence my confusion over the values to use.

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As you can see the the export method is almost there, but not quiet, plus a bit of guesswork knowledge of knowing to include the "account_id" and "type".

I found having to export the data, interpret it tedious. So...

My preferred way of mapping the data is to "activate the developer mode" then "create a new form" then by "mousing over" each field you are told the "Field" name, which is the correct import name to use! The lines are a bit more difficult - first obtain the field name (eg line_dr_ids) then select "add an item" then obtain the rest of the field (eg account_id) then join them together to give your name (eg line_dr_ids/account_id). You still need a bit of psychic wisdom to know to include "account_id" and "type", by "vaildating" the imported csv, OpenERP will guide you through this! I included "tax_amount" because it easy to include and it help a bit with validating the purchase receipt later.

Hope this helps you out and saves you some time! if so give me a "vote"!

A little bit of additional advice : "Trust The Magic!" I have found that the ORM is pretty darn good at correctly identifying a related record from the data I supply. I created a group and passed in some users by Name. Then I tried passing in users by Login without changing the column title. It figured it out anyway!

on 4/20/13, 3:53 PM

Bonnet Denis

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| 5 6 8
St avé, France
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Bonnet Denis
On 4/19/13, 10:49 AM

Export the fields you want to import and rename your headings.

Many thanks Denis, although certainly along the correct line, it didnt give me the exact information I was after - please see my answer.

on 4/20/13, 11:13 AM

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Asked: 4/19/13, 9:25 AM
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