[TYPO3-english] Importing custom content to TYPO3

Xavier Perseguers typo3 at perseguers.ch
Tue Dec 2 08:18:04 CET 2008


> I am building a TYPO3-site for a client, where I need to import data 
> from a custom made gallery/shop system. I will then use the page 
> structure as categories and records as image elements in TYPO3 to 
> display future uploaded images.
> But the problem is that I need to preserve the old element ID's (or in 
> TYPO3 lingo UIDs) so I will not mess up any element data, while still 
> being able to add new ID's for any future images. How do I approach this 
> in TYPO3? Would I then be using for instance many-to-many relations? 
> I've been wondering if I should build the whole thing from the ground 
> and up, but as the old system contains hundreds of products all relating 
> to each other, I'm naturally trying to find the easiest solution.

I guess the best thing to do is to build a business model of the old 
system. This way you'll be able to have all relationship regardless of 
their technical aspect (id or anything else). And then push this to 
TYPO3. If the old system is well done and in PHP, it should be 
relatively easy to reuse it as part of the import.

Xavier Perseguers

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