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Migrating to Drupal 7 by Trevor James

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Prepping your existing data for migration

In this book we're going to import data and content to our site using CSV files. The Feeds module easily allows us the ability to upload a CSV file and import its content into Drupal nodes. So you're going to need a CSV file to use, for the examples in this book. I'm providing a default CSV example file in the code package that comes with the book but you can also use your own CSV. You will want to follow these requirements for creating and saving your CSV file for use in the examples:

  • Make sure you save your CSV file in UTF-8 encoding.
  • Make sure you add column headers in your CSV.
  • If you are adding multiple values to a cell, confirm that you have a consistent separation character. For example use commas ...

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