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Re: Metadata importer: buggy behavior when importing unordered orgunits


What version if DHIS and which endpoint are you using?

On Wednesday, 31 August 2016, Victor Garcia <vgarciabnz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all,
> we have found a strange behavior in the new metadata importer.
> Let's create two related orgunits, "Project" (parent) and "Health Site"
> (child), and export them using the new exporter which defaults to order by
> 'name'. The payload will contain "Project" first and "Health Site" later.
> Then, if we import the file in another instance using the new importer, it
> gives us the following:
> 1. Project orgunit is correctly imported.
> 2. Health Site orgunit is imported, but the "parent" field is left empty,
> and also the path is wrong. In fact, it is created as another *root
> orgunit!*
> I don't know if the new importer expects ordered elements, but this
> behavior is quite dangerous... We test the same file with old importer, and
> it works fine.
> You can find attached a payload that can be used with demo server (it
> hangs from Sierra Leone orgunit).
> Regards,
> Víctor

Morten Olav Hansen
Senior Engineer, DHIS 2
University of Oslo

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