Importing Metadata into InPort
Loading InPort XML
The InPort XML Loader supports the full upload and update of any catalog item. This feature is primarily intended for end users who are already managing their own metadata in a different system, and have the technical means to produce a custom XML export.
Support for metadata required for PARR began with Release 3.4. Subsequent releases expanded this support incrementally until all InPort fields and catalog item types were fully supported in Release 3.7.
For more information on producing and uploading InPort XML files, see the full documentation for the InPort XML Loader.
Batch InPort XML Loader
Multiple InPort XML files can be batch loaded together in one zip file. All normal restrictions apply -- you must have the appropriate role to modify the affected catalog items, and the catalog items must be in an editable workflow state (e.g. Draft for Authors and Publishers, Review/Revise for Publishers).
A link to the Batch InPort XML Loader is available in the right sidebar of the My InPort page. To batch load a set of InPort XML files, zip all desired files into a single .zip file and upload them. The zip file will be queued up and loaded into InPort, and a validation report with the results will be provided. To check on the status of your loaded file, visit the My InPort page.
Entity Extract Script (Oracle to InPort XML)
The Entity Extract Script allows users using Oracle databases to extract their table, view, and materialized view information into InPort XML files, which can then be uploaded into InPort using the InPort XML Loader.
Download the script below, for Oracle 10g Release 2 or later, using SQL Plus, SQL Developer 4.0+, or TOAD 10.0+.
Detailed instructions on usage of this script are provided within the file.