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Import New Taxonomy

CommonSpot installs with a sample XML taxonomy. To import existing taxonomies, CommonSpot accepts XML-formatted documents conforming to the XML Specification, validates on import, attempts to identify the reason for failures when they occur, and generates a report.

Import a new taxonomy by clicking Import Taxonomy in the Manage Taxonomy dialog. Update an existing taxonomy by choosing the Import option from the edit edit menu for a selected taxonomy.

The Import (New) Taxonomy dialog displays.

Pick from the following options:

Choose Import (or Validate)to complete the selected action or Cancel to exit without importing/validating. Importing a new version of an existing taxonomy overwrites the current version, but maintains associations between CommonSpot data and taxonomy terms. Use the Manage Removed Terms dialog to recreate or delete associations that break as a result of import or manual updates affecting associations.

Once the import is complete, a dialog similar to the following displays, listing the number of terms, facets, annotations, relationships, and data-associated terms:


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