August 14th, 2019: On behalf of the Ed-Fi community, we are pleased to announce the release of Data Import v1.0 - Release Candidate 2.
This release introduces a number of enhancements from reported issues and usage of Data Import 1.0 - Release Candidate 1. For more details see What's New.
Data Import is a tool that simplifies the loading of CSV data to the Operational Data Store (ODS) of the Ed-Fi ODS / API. The import handles domains where vendor integration to the Ed-Fi APIs is inchoate or nonexistent from legacy data sources such as state assessment systems. The system works by providing methods to extract information out of spreadsheet-based CSV data files, and transform and load to the Ed-Fi ODS / API.
The Data Import tool is a multi-project C# .NET solution. It has a web administration panel in ASP.NET to view data and job status, and .NET command-line server components to process data. Data Import is compatible with Ed-Fi ODS / API v2.5 and higher, and also Ed-Fi ODS / API v3.1 and higher.
Primary features of Data Import include:
Obtain CSVs via SFTP, FTPS, web site, or manual upload
Map CSVs to Ed-Fi API endpoints and map CSV columns to Ed-Fi attributes
Populate CSV row data into an Ed-Fi ODS / API based on mappings