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Re: [grouper-users] XML Import task

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  • From: Tom Barton <>
  • To: Thomas M Goerger <>
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  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] XML Import task
  • Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 22:36:38 -0500

There is, but it may take a thorough reading of <>. And, depending on exactly how you will proceed, you might need to use a non-default file. The default is buried in the source at src/grouper/edu/internet2/middleware/grouper/ Copy it to wherever you run your xml.import ant task and modify it as needed.

Alternatively, you could do a quick and dirty conversion from flatfile to grouper shell commands that you give to gsh in batch. See <>.

And Chris is working on a contributed loader, but it's not in finished form.


Thomas M Goerger wrote:
So, the quickstart xml file is indicative of the amount of information
that you need to have in order to add users to existing groups? What if
I've got groups created, and just want to add some users using a flat
file? Is there no way to just update group information using the
import-xml task?

On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Tom Barton wrote:

The grouper QuickStart tarball has quickstart.xml in its root directory.



Thomas M Goerger wrote:

I'm trying to import a number of users to groups using the xml import
function, and I'm not sure of what information grouper is looking for to
find the groups. I'm parsing a flat file full of ldap information into an
xml document I'm creating. So, I've created a listing of some of the
group information, followed by a list of the subjects after this. I've
gotten the task to accept my xml document's formatting, but none of the
users are appearing in the database. I'm assuming that I'm missing
something in my document that is causing the problem. What's the minimum
amount of information about a group that Grouper needs to import users
through the xml-import task? All I'd like to enter in is the name of the
group, or its extension, but that doesn't seem to work. Do you need the
ID? Anybody have any examples of an import doc that they wouldn't mind


Tom Goerger
University of Minnesota
Internet Services

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