Formatting csv files for vocabulary import in Nuxeo Studio

The simple vocabulary csv import file format is: id,label,obsolete where the first two columns are strings, and the third is 0 or 1.

With the child vocabulary you can use the id,label,parent,obsolete, where the parent field entries have to match ids of another vocabulary, considered its parent.

What is the correct csv import file format for the hierarchical vocabulary?

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Since version 2.5.1, Studio provides links to sample CSV files on the download page: they can be downloaded and modified to fit the expected format.


The hierarchical vocabulary has the same general structure as the child vocabulary with one notable difference: the importable file includes both the child and the parent entries.

    Notes:
  • commas have not been displayed for legibility.
  • the format is the following: id,label,parent,obsolete, the headings are however not to be included in the import file.
id label parent obsolete
p1 Parent1 0
p1ch1 Child 1 of Parent 1 p1 0
p2 Parent2 0
p2ch1 Child 1 of Parent 2 p2 0
p2ch2 Child 2 of Parent 2 p2 0


As you can see the parent entries have an empty value in the parent column. This format is importable when you want to create a hierarchical vocabulary in Nuxeo Studio. The hierarchical vocabulary is currently the recommended way for working with chained vocabularies/vocabulary hierarchies.

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If the system allows attachment, could be nice to let a sample file.
11/14/2011

on the 4th line dont you mean p2 Parent2 0 and on the 6th line dont you mean p2ch2 Child2ofParent2 p2 0
01/18/2012

Fixed. thank you for catching it.
01/19/2012