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1 hour ago, adrian said:

They'll be copied to the page's assets/files/xxxx folder. It will be up to you to manually remove them from your temp folder.

Okay. Thanks!

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I tried to find info on how to import a page hierarchy with Batch Child Editor:


Is this possible, or should I first create the first level-pages and then import the second level pages one parent at a time?

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@lpa - BCE only supports one level of importing. If you're importing content along with the second level pages, then you'll need to create the first pages first, but if you're just trying to create a hierarchy of pages with titles only for now, then this might help: https://processwire.com/modules/admin-actions-unordered-list-to-pages/

Otherwise, I tend to do all my complex imports these days with a custom AdminActions action. This is great if you have a complex CSV export from an old site - not sure if this is what you are doing or not, but just in case:


I find this approach really useful as I can quickly do test imports and continue to tweak until I have everything correct. It even allows importing specific items from the CSV (by ID, or some other field if you want). You can then easily remove all test imports and do a full import of everything.

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Great, the UnorderedListToPages Action did just what I needed. Is that Import Media action available somewhere is just in your custom use?

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1 minute ago, lpa said:

Is that Import Media action available somewhere is just in your custom use?

It's something I built for my own use. I am constantly creating new / modified versions of it for all sorts of imports. Here is a copy of what I am currently using for that version:




class ImportMedia extends ProcessAdminActions {

    protected $title = 'Import Media';
    protected $description = 'Imports media items';
    protected $notes = "Put media.csv file into /site/templates/AdminActions/csv";

    protected function defineOptions() {
        $csvFiles = $this->wire('files')->find($this->wire('config')->paths->templates . 'AdminActions/csv');
        $typeOptions = array('' => 'Choose One');
        foreach($csvFiles as $csvFile) {
            $contentType = pathinfo($csvFile, PATHINFO_FILENAME);
            $typeOptions[$contentType] = ucfirst($contentType);

        return array(
                'name' => 'removeExisting',
                'label' => 'Remove existing publications',
                'description' => 'This will remove existing publications',
                'type' => 'checkbox'
                'name' => 'howMany',
                'label' => 'How Many',
                'description' => 'How many to import',
                'type' => 'select',
                'required' => true,
                'options' => array(
                    '1' => '1',
                    '2' => '2',
                    '10' => '10',
                    '25' => '25',
                    '50' => '50',
                    '100' => '100',
                    'all' => 'All',
                    'byId' => 'One by ID'
                'name' => 'imageId',
                'label' => 'Image ID',
                'showIf' => 'howMany=byId',
                'type' => 'integer'


    protected function executeAction($options) {

        $howMany = $options['howMany'];

        if($options['removeExisting']) {
            foreach($this->wire('pages')->find("template=media, include=all") as $child) {

        require_once './includes/parsecsv.lib.php';

        $csvStr = file_get_contents(__DIR__ . '/csv/media.csv');

        // iterate through all rows to create child pages
        $rows = new \parseCSV();
        $rows->encoding('UTF-16', 'UTF-8');
        $rows->heading = true;
        $rows->delimiter = ',';
        $rows->enclosure = '"';

        foreach($rows->data as $i => $row) {

            if($howMany == 'byId' && $row['pid'] != $options['imageId']) continue;
            if($howMany !== 'byId' && $i >= $howMany && $howMany != 'all') break;
            $existingPage = $this->wire('pages')->get('template=media, old_id="'.$row['pid'].'"');
            if(!$existingPage->id) {
                $p = new Page();
                $p->template = 'media';
                $p->parent = 4852;
                $title = html_entity_decode($row['title']);
                $title = htmlspecialchars_decode($title, ENT_QUOTES);
                $title = trim($title, '.');
                $p->title = $title;
            else {
                $p = $existingPage;

            foreach($p->fields as $f) {

                if($f->name == 'title') {
                elseif($f->name == 'image') {

                    $p->image = 'https://mysite.com/imagelibrary/albums/'.$row['filepath'].$row['filename'];
                elseif($f->name == 'date') {
                    $p->$f = strtotime($row['user3']);
                elseif($f->name == 'people') {
                    $owners = explode(',', $row['user1']);
                    $authorsStr = '';
                    foreach($owners as $owner) {
                        $name = explode(' ', $owner, 2);
                        $u = $this->wire('pages')->get('template=staff, first_name='.$name[0].', last_name='.$name[1]);
                        if($u->id) {
                        else {
                            $authorsStr .= $owner . ', ';
                    $p->authors = trim($authorsStr, ', ');
                elseif($f->name == 'media_type') {
                    if($row['user4'] == 'Vector Graphic' || $row['user4'] == 'Raster Graphic') {
                        $p->$f = $this->wire('pages')->get(4850);
                    elseif($row['user4'] == 'Video') {
                        $p->$f = $this->wire('pages')->get(4851);
                    else {
                        $p->$f = $this->wire('pages')->get(4849);
                elseif($f->name == 'vector_or_raster') {
                    $p->$f = pathinfo($row['filename'], PATHINFO_EXTENSION) == 'svg' ? 'Vector' : 'Raster';
                elseif($f->name == 'media_album') {
                    $p->$f = $this->wire('pages')->get('template=media_album, old_id='. $row['aid']);
                elseif($f->name == 'keywords') {
                    $keywords = explode(',', $row['keywords']);
                    $target = array('symbol', 'vector', 'illustration');
                    if(count(array_intersect($keywords, $target)) == count($target)) {
                        $p->is_symbol = 1;
                    $p->$f = implode(', ', $keywords);
                elseif($f->name == 'projects') {
                    foreach(explode(',', $row['user5']) as $id) {
                        $p->$f->add($this->wire('pages')->get('template=project, old_id='.$id));
                else {
                    $trans = array(
                        "old_id" => "pid",
                        "body" => "caption"
                    $rowFieldName = strtr($f->name, $trans);
                    if(isset($row[$rowFieldName])) {
                        $value = html_entity_decode($row[$rowFieldName]);
                        $value = htmlspecialchars_decode($value, ENT_QUOTES);
                        $p->$f = $value;
            $p->created = $row['ctime'];

            $p->save(array('quiet' => true));


        $this->successMessage = 'Success';
        return true;




Obviously you'll need to make a lot of changes to have anything useful to you, but it's a good starting point.

Also note that I am making use of this CSV library: https://github.com/parsecsv/parsecsv-for-php so you'll need to grab that so it can be included.

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Hi @adrian 👋 first, many thanks for your module ! it help me a lot.

Unfortunately, I'm facing with a bug/problem.
I have a store pages with a mapMArker field, all fine when I export, the data are well inside de CSV but when I try to import this CSV the mapMarker field is not filled ans display the default value.

Any idea ?


Note: I created a hook function (Pages::saveReady)  who copy/paste address in the address field of the mapMarker and use your module to resave all entries and then all is fine

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HI @Matthieu - I've just added support for the MapMarker field type. Please update and let me know if you find any problems.

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I get the following error on attempting to import a CSV file:


Parse Error: syntax error, unexpected 'class' (T_CLASS), expecting identifier (T_STRING) or variable (T_VARIABLE) or '{' or '$' (line 63 of site/modules/BatchChildEditor/parsecsv-for-php/src/extensions/DatatypeTrait.php)

I'm running ProcessWire 3.0.171, on PHP 7.4x 


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On 3/8/2021 at 4:45 PM, adrian said:

Hi @Kiwi Chris - I haven't ever seen that which is strange.

Would you mind doing me a favour and reporting that here: https://github.com/parsecsv/parsecsv-for-php/issues 


I figured out the problem. The hosting control panel said that PHP 7.4 was installed but it was actually only supplying 5.4. I got that fixed and the module works now.

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Hi @adrian, great module!

I am wondering if there is an option to include the system fields into the export, or help me with some code that I can add to the module to do this?

If this is not possible, some help getting me to include the page id into the export is also great.

Hope anyone can help! Thanks.

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@sirhc - you can already export system fields, include the page ID.

There are two ways to do this:

1) Make the parent page separately configurable and then visit the BCE settings on that page's Settings tab and choose the fields you want included in the export.

2) In the Module's CSV export settings, allow the user to override the CSV settings and then when they export, they can choose exactly the fields they want on each export.

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