Problems working with pages table and pid
in my scenario I have to import categories and sub-categories from an external source (MSSQL) and convert them in the related pages and sub-pages.
I found 2 bugs in this scenario and I provided a patch.
Since there are already pages in this TYPO3 installation, there is a small problem because these already existing records (pages) have no reference with the external source. Their reference_uid = '0'.
These not referenced pages must survive the external source import and I can't disable delete operations because I need that future external deletions will be mirrored.
A simple check in getExistingUids() and getMapping() should solve the problem. (see attached patch)
Since I need that sub-categories and their parents will match sub-pages and their parents pages, I have to work with "pid" column in external informations. But $theRecord['pid'] is overwritten in function "storeData" by $this->pid.
Same here, a simple check should fix the bug. (see attached patch).
I hope that this helps and thanks a lot for the amazing "Tesseract Project" :)
Updated by Francois Suter over 9 years ago
- Category set to Import process
- Status changed from New to Accepted
- Assignee set to Francois Suter
The changes you suggest seem to make sense, thanks for providing a patch.
About the handling of the empty reference_uid I'll have to check it further. I think that this behavior should be made configurable, if only because it changes the current behavior.
BTW I hope you're not in too much of a hurry, because I don't have much time to devote to external_import these. And thanks for the reference to Tesseract, it's nice to get a bit of feedback.