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Importing data records in a data container


In Talend Studio, you can import data records into a data container from a zip file. Usually the zip file is the one where you save data records exported from a data container with the same data structure in a different version of Talend Studio.

Before you begin

You have already connected to the Talend MDM Server from Talend Studio. A data container with the same data structure has been created.


  1. In the MDM Repository tree view, expand Data Container.
  2. Right-click the data container into which you want to import data records and select Import content to MDM server from the contextual menu.
    A dialog box pops up.
  3. Browse to the zip file from which you want to import data records.
  4. Select the server on which data records to be imported will be stored and click OK.
  5. Select the entities to which you want to import data records, and change the processing order of the entities to avoid violating foreign key constraints if required.

    In this example, the Product entity has foreign key links to another two entities ProductFamily and Store, and the ProductFamily and Store entities need to be processed with high priority.

    Information noteWarning: If the entities to be processed have foreign key constraints and are not in the right processing order, data records will not be imported successfully.
  6. Click OK.
    A bar is displayed to indicate the progress of the import operation.

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