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macmend
mass creation of members
  • 2008/11/23 21:38

  • macmend

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I have created a members only site for a charitable organisation I belong to. I now need to add 300 members and have a couple of questions

1. Is their anyway to import a membership list with names and emails or must I do each individually?

2. with each membership created a mail goes out, does this mail contain the login and password or just a login name, (I looked at the message tpl and it does not appear to contain a password can this be altered)


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jobrazo
Re: mass creation of members
  • 2008/11/23 22:00

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There is a scipt to create users with a CSV file.
I used it once to upload my memberlist.
http://dev.xoops.org/modules/xfmod/pr ... owfiles.php?group_id=1061

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Anonymous
Re: mass creation of members
  • 2008/11/23 23:41

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About the second question: I would consider to make standard usernames, something like name and the first two letters of the surname. In this way you can send all members a mail in bulk telling how the usernames are build. The password can be achieved by using the lost password procedure. Doing it this way prevents you for having a lot of work. You may get complaints from a few members with less computer skills so in some cases you may have to help people out by giving them a name and password following the easy way.

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ghia
Re: mass creation of members
  • 2008/11/24 1:18

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For using the lost pasword procedure, you don't need a standardized name. The email address is sufficient.
In the confirmation mail the username and its password is listed.

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macmend
Re: mass creation of members
  • 2008/11/25 15:18

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but when the admin creates a member the confirmation mail is not sent it is the welcome mail

however I have looked now at all the templates and none has the password in it.
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ghia
Re: mass creation of members
  • 2008/11/25 16:59

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/language/english/mail_template/lostpass2.tpl

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antifmradio
Re: mass creation of members

Quote:

jobrazo wrote:
There is a scipt to create users with a CSV file.
I used it once to upload my memberlist.
http://dev.xoops.org/modules/xfmod/pr ... owfiles.php?group_id=1061



what happens if i already have menbers in a clients webstite
and i want to add more from a XOOPs that is shutting donw?

If i use the script, would it overwrite members already in the system
or would it simply add onto the end of them?

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ghia
Re: mass creation of members
  • 2008/11/26 0:26

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All users are inserted to the database as new users.
Their uid follow the last one present.
I'm not sure what happens for duplicates in usernames or email addresses, if it will pass or what effects it may have if they are double in the database.

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jobrazo
Re: mass creation of members
  • 2008/11/26 8:07

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Quote:
what happens if i already have menbers in a clients webstite


The script is a "quick and dirty" script.
It adds your users and doesn't care about duplicates or typos in the mailadress.
It's perfect to set up a new userbase not to extend one.

Don't know how XOOPS will react with double usernames.

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antifmradio
Re: mass creation of members

sorry guys
im not talkin about if users already exist with the same names or other cridentials
i mean lets say i have
400 users in a database
100 in an additional (these 100 are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT information)
If i use the script to add the 100
to the 400
would i end up with 500 or would it overwrite the original 100 of the 400.

Does that make sence?
i guess another way of asking is

would it simply add onto the end?

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