Assigning Authors

How to assign authors to entries with a DataGrab import

DataGrab won’t create members for you - it cannot guarantee having all the information it will need - but it will let you dynamically assign authors based on a field in the data source.

In the “Other settings” section of the configuration you can set the following options:

Default Author

This will allow you set the default author that entries will be assigned to.


This will give you a pull-down list of the available fields in your data source. If you choose an option here, the module will attempt to find a member that matches this field and assign the entry to it.

Author Field Value

DataGrab can look in the following fields to see if the Author matches an existing member: member id, screen name, username, email address

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