Import metadata to items

I have a collection of 1200+ items that I’m migrating from another DAM tool. I’ve created the template but I’d like to be able to import (CSV?) file to fill in the fields. Is the Import JSON-LD coming soon?

Importing JSON-LD is planned for one of the 1.6.x releases this fall. Not 1.6.0 which, should be ready real soon now, but one of the point releases after that.

Any thought to creating a tab delimited or csv import also?

Our initial plan was to provide hooks for the plugin system to cover import in a similar way to export. Export plugins currently are provided with the exported JSON-LD along with some helper functionality. For import, the idea is similar: allow the plugin to define some criteria (e.g., that it wants to be handed CSV files) and have the plugin convert that to JSON-LD which Tropy then imports.

An official CSV plugin will have to cover CSV files like those generated by our CSV export plugin.

Checking back in on this request. Wondering if you’ve made any headway? Or if it’s on a schedule for this year at all?

Yes, though we moved this back to the 1.7 release. 1.7 is already in beta, JSON-LD import is the last missing piece that we’re currently working on. Don’t want to jinx this, but it should ready soon now.