Reviews

Current Version

Review posted by ScottZsori on at

Works, but has limitations most users won't face

I wrote a user importer myself and was running into issues with the job failing constantly and bogging down Concrete5's queue system, so I purchased and tried this add-on. It's very well polished and should work for most users.

I did run across a few limitations that a few users might face. First, if you upload a very large CSV file it attempts to load it into an array for validation and processing. The issue with this is that memory limits in PHP will prevent very large uploads from working. I hit the limit on my server around 50k users per file. In order to get around this limitation I used a CSV splitting utility and then uploaded and processed each.

Second, I believe because of the way the importer works (which is important so it doesn't bog down c5's queue), you have to remain logged in and with the importer on your screen while it works. In most situations this is fine, but when processing 50k users it will fail at some point and you'll need to manually restart the queue.

Ideally two improvements could be made: automatic splitting and handling of very large CSV files (mine was 250k records, which has taken around 4 days to import), and ability to work completely unattended without needing to be logged in.

As I said, though, for anyone with even a few thousand users to import, you'll find this add-on very easy to use and very efficient.

Before 1.0.2

Review posted by tracyb on at

User Import - THANK YOU!

tracyb
I cannot thank you enough for creating this add-on. I have been waiting for this and the export of members add-on. This add-on works wonderfully. I will be purchasing the download members add-on. Thank you for a great add-on.

1.0.2 -

Review posted by katalysis on at

An excellent Add On

katalysis
This Add On solves an important problem and does it really well.

The import/mapping of user attributes is well thought out. The validation/live import sequence is really useful for the often complicated task of matching different field types.

Highly recommended.
Review posted by geotex on at

User Import

Once set up, this add-on is easy to use and really saves a lot of time. I use it with the All In export add-on, they make a powerful combination. The only reason for not having five stars is that both a user name and an email field are required to upload users. If you are moving a large number of users from some other CMS or custom setup, a user name satisfying the requirements of Concrete 5 may not be available. It would be very useful to have an auto-fill routine to assign a random unique name that the user can change when they log in.

Overall, both add-ons display nice, are easy to use and testing shows good upload of ALL the attributes you might have set up for users, both standard and custom. I also particularly like the ability to designate user groups at the upload time.

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