[pmwiki-users] Converting or exporting pmwiki data

Hsing-Foo Wang hsingfoo at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 02:13:58 CDT 2006

Thanks EuGeNe,

I was on the same track regarding conversion and markup difficulties.
Anyway, I guess in case of exporting data we need to do the following:

1. Examine pmwiki page/file format
2. Design a good datamodel for e.g. a db
3. Write a superscript to chew on the /wiki.d dir
4. Start from 1 ;-)


On 8/26/06, EuGeNe <eugene at boardkulture.com> wrote:
> Hsing-Foo Wang wrote:
> > This question popped up for collecting/searching/modifying data with
> > pmwiki is powerfull, what if somebody 'above' me decides to use
> > another tool? Does this mean trouble?
> Database are a lot more structuring than wikis are, but if you don't ask
> more from the database (initially at least) than you would PmWiki it is
> extremely easy to import/convert PmWiki content into anything. Just walk
> the wiki.d directory (or any other depending on your setup) open every
> file in there, read the content (file format fully documented) and do
> what you have to do. It always sounds easier on paper than in real life
> (e.g. when you start addressing the markup issue, should it be dealt
> with at conversion time or in the new system [1]) but I don't see it as
> a show stopper.
> Using PmWiki (or any other wiki in that matter) is a great way to let an
> organization figure out organically what it needs and how structured the
> information it relies on/produces etc. needs to be.
> EuGeNe
> http://www.3kwa.com - PmWiki based ajaxified bliki ;)
> [1] when I was happy with the Logbook recipe, I converted blog entries
> from 2 distincts blog systems (one MySQL driven on flat file based) into
> PmWiki. My choice was to render as html before importing into PmWiki and
> make PmWiki deal with html ... could be done the other way around (not
> sure how easily though).
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