[Phpmyadmin-devel] about XML import

Michal Čihař michal at cihar.com
Sun Jun 21 23:13:53 CEST 2009


Dne Sat, 20 Jun 2009 08:43:25 -0400
Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> napsal(a):

> I had a quick look at Derek's current state of XML import plug-in which 
> tries to detect column types based on values.

I guess XML was chosen here mostly for easy parsing (when compared to
CSV or Excel), just to allow working on detection code.

> I think that the original problem about this, is that phpMyAdmin's XML 
> export does not have the option of exporting structure, data or both.
> I'm not sure how people are currently importing phpMyAdmin's XML output 
> but I believe we could change the export format to handle our importing 
> needs.

Yes we can add it. However XML import is just side product of better
general import for other formats, where we will never have the
structure of data (CSV, Excel, ODS,...).

	Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com | http://phpmyadmin.cz
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