It's a copy of the old-jira issue http://jira.undersunconsulting.com/browse/OFBIZ-462 Tarlika Elisabeth Schmitz
I am on rev 5274.
data import from .xml file: empty attributes (e.g. description="") are ignored and the field retains its former value.
Comment by Chris Juettner [04/Oct/05 01:51 PM]
This patch comments out the check for null or empty values in the data XML file found by the EntitySaxReader. I also added an additional warning message in case you do not want to persist empty values to the database but still would like to know what happened.
Comment by Si Chen [04/Oct/05 01:59 PM]
Just a comment: it's very important that a field in the entity engine is set to null ONLY when the XML file specifically has an empty attribute (ie, description=""). Otherwise, there's a lot of seed data that is in separate XML files, and they could overwrite each other.
Comment by Chris Juettner [10/Oct/05 11:56 AM] [ Permlink ]
I'm not sure I understand your comment about seed data in seperate XML files overwriting each other. Shouldn't seed data XML files be entity specific? Why would one seed data XML file overwrite another?
Do you have any comment on what a better solution is for seed data values that could be empty?