Example - importing users using the Kentico Import Toolkit

In this example, you will learn how to import users from one Kentico instance to another instance.

  1. Run the utility from Windows Start -> All Programs -> Kentico 8.0 -> Utilities -> Kentico Import Toolkit 8.
  2. Choose Start new import session.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Choose the folder of a project into which the data will be imported.
  5. Backup your data and check the check-box.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Choose Objects from the Select data type to import drop-down list.
  8. Select a site you want the users to be imported to in the Import data to site drop-down list.
  9. Choose User in the Import as drop-down list.
  10. Select Import new and overwrite existing objects option under the Import options group.

    Set the data type and object type of import

  11. Click Next.
  12. Select the database from which you want to import the data and fill in the authentication details.
  13. Click Next.
  14. Choose CMS_User option from the Table drop-down list.

    Select the source of the data

  15. Click Next.
    • Now you can check, whether the displayed data are really those you want to import.

    Check the source data

  16. Click Next.
  17. Check whether the target and source fields are mapped correctly.

    Adjust the source and target field mappings

  18. Click Next.
    • Now you can check what the data will look like in the target database after the import.

    Check if the field mappings are as desired

  19. Click Import data. The utility displays a log showing a progress of the import and after that the result of the import.

    The result of the import process

The utility has imported your data into the target project. You can click the Save profile... button to save the settings for a later reuse.

Close the dialog.