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Zip Import

Uploading multiple files at once can be accomplished using the Zip Import feature. When importing a zip file, images and other binary files (e.g., PDFs, videos, Flash files, etc.) are still uploaded to the production server by default and will not appear on the staging server. When additional publish targets have been defined, the default production server can be overridden by choosing the appropriate tab before uploading. Web pages and other editable text files (like HTML, XHTML, PHP, CSS, XML, etc.) are uploaded to the staging server and must be published to a production server or publish target.

Zip Import is available to Level 9 and Level 10 users by default. However, Level 10 administrators can grant lower level users permission to access Zip Import. Users Levels 1-5 that are granted upload rights do not gain access to Zip Import. Users Levels 6-8 inherently have upload rights, but clicking the checkbox next to Allow Upload in the user settings will grant these users access to Zip Import. See the Users documentation for more information.

Importing File

  1. To import a zip file, begin at Content tab > Pages.
    Content Tab
  2. Navigate to the location to which the files should be uploaded. Files are uploaded to the directory open on the screen.
  3. If Multi-Target Publish is available, a publish target tab can be selected to which to import the zip.
  4. Once within the desired directory, click the Upload button. By default, the upload type option is set to Standard.
    Upload Screen
  5. Select who should be able to access the files.
  6. For Upload Type, select Zip.
  7. In the Zip Selection section, click Choose File to browse local files and select the zip file to be imported.
    Clicking the checkbox next to Overwrite will overwrite any files with the same name that already exist within that directory.
  8. After selecting the zip file, click Upload.
    Zip Selection
  9. On the next screen, review the files to be imported.

    Selecting Ignore containing folder will ignore the folder in which the files currently reside (the main zip folder) and upload the files within that folder to the currently open directory. This option will not appear, however, if the main folder has any files in it.

    The directory path will appear on the extract page before the name of the containing folder.
    File Upload Screen
  10. Before clicking Extract, it is possible to deselect a file or files from being uploaded to the site.

    Binary files will be automatically uploaded to the Production Server.
    Deleting Files
  11. Click Extract when file selections have been completed.
  12. The uploaded files will now appear in the directory to which they were uploaded.
    Uploaded Files

Additional Information and Reminders

  1. Zip Import is available to Level 9 and Level 10 users by default. However, Level 10 administrators can grant lower level users permission to access Zip Import. Users Levels 1-5 that are granted upload rights, but do not gain access to Zip Import. Users Levels 6-8 inherently have upload rights, but clicking the checkbox next to Allow Upload in the user settings will grant these users access to Zip Import. See the Users documentation for more information.
  2. File names can be changed during the import process. Click on the name to be changed, and type in the new name.
  3. Validation will be completed before the files are imported. Action must be taken to repair any validation issues before importing.

    Options include changing the name of the problematic file or removing the file from the import list.
    Repairing Issues
  4. Errors will be encountered if a file name contains Regular Expressions, or Regex.
  5. In Firefox 4, clicking on the Cancel button may result in a blank screen. This is not an issue with the feature. The cancellation did take place. To get back to the pages, simply click on the Content tab.
  6. There is a 1GB limit to the file size that can be imported using Zip Import.

Note: All binary files (images, documents, PDFs) are uploaded directly to the target production server by default. All editable files (HTML and text) are uploaded initially to the OU Campus™ staging server and must adhere to the approval process prior to being published to the target production server. Select the appropriate view for the staging server, production server, or publish target in the Pages tab to confirm that files have been uploaded properly. 

File types that can be uploaded to the staging server and are automatically published to the production server as binary files are as follows:

".gif", ".jpg", ".bin", ".hqx", ".sit", ".zip", ".exe", ".pdf", ".mov", ".mp3", ".avi", ".flv", ".mpg", ".au", ".wav", ".doc", ".tar", ".z", ".gz", ".ram", ".ra", ".rm", ".jar", ".class", ".png", ".cab", ".bmp", ".cgi", ".jpeg", ".jpe", ".psd", ".jp2", ".svg", ".wmv", ".tiff", ".tif", ".swf", ".mid", ".mdx", ".mso", ".ico", ".ai", ".db", ".tgz", ".xls", ".ppt", ".wpd", ".rtf", ".rcv", ".mbi", ".elm", ".cnt", ".asa", ".tof", ".wmz", ".htx", ".fla", ".dlz", ".mdb", ".pwd", ".pub", ".lck", ".mno", ".dwt", ".mcw", ".wfm", ".dat", ".ctl", ".ind", ".lst", ".thn", ".pps", ".ksc", ".ext", ".mcw", ".ds_store", ".jbf", ".wrf", ".vcs", ".docx", ".xlsx", ".pptx", ".mpeg", ".mp4", ".mkv", ".amv", ".m4v", ".aif", ".aiff", ".flac", ".ogg", ".mde", ".nb", ".mde", ".ppsx", "epub", "ibooks"

File types that can be uploaded to the staging server and do not automatically get published to the production server are as follows:

".html", ".htm", ".shtml", ".shtm", ".jsp", ".php", ".php3", ".phtml", ".asp", ".chtml", ".cshtml", ".dna", ".cfm", ".inc", ".aspx", ".mht", ".ssi", ".css", ".xsl", ".xslt", ".tmpl", ".tcf", ".js", ".xhtml", ".gsp"


Note: An .ibooks file is actually a folder containing files. Only the Mac Finder and Safari browser treat .ibooks as a file. To upload .ibooks folders to OU Campus, they must be compressed to a ZIP file first, with the following naming syntax: filename.ibooks.zip Then when published to a web server, downloaded, and decompressed the proper folder name will be retained for the iBook player to recognize the folder.

 


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