This tool is a Go program to migrate tables in a SQL database to Jekyll collections, by creating a collection page in a Jekyll project for each row in the target tables.
Note: Currently the tool only supports Postgres, but adding support for MySQL, SQLite, other others should be rather straightforward.
Before running, you'll need to set a few environment variables to tell the program where the Postgres database is. For example:
Once the environment variables are set, we can run the program like so:
go run migrate.go <TableName> <CollectionPath> <FileNameKey> <ContentKey> <DateKey> <FrontMatter>
- **TableName:** the name of the table to migrate in the database. *ex. "posts"*
- **CollectionPath:** the path to the collection directory in your Jekyll project. *ex. "~/Code/kylewbanks.com/_posts"*
- **FileNameKey:** the name of the database column that contains the value to be used as the filename for each row. The name will be lower-cased, non-alphanumeric characters removed, and spaces wil be replaced with hyphens. *ex. "title"*
- **ContentKey:** the name of the database column that contains the content of the collection file. If you pass a hyphen (`-`) instead of a column name, no content will be added to the file.
- **DateKey:** the name of the database column that contains the date to be used as the prefix for the filename. If you pass a hyphen (`-`), no date will be prefixed.
- **FrontMatter:** contains a colon (`:`) delimited list of key-value pairs, where the key is the database column name, and the value is the Jekyll front matter name.
- For example, given the following FrontMatter:
We can expect the following Jekyll front matter to be generated at the top of each file in the new collection:
title: <post_title value>
color: <post_color value>
- **An Important Note:** Whatever values are used for the FileNameKey, ContentKey, and DateKey (except `-`), they MUST also appear as keys in the FrontMatter.
- If a hyphen (`-`) is used as the key, the value will not be added to the front-matter. This is useful, for example, because you must specify the ContentKey in FrontMatter, but you probably don't actually want it added to the front-matter YAML in the generated file.
For an example of how to use the tool to perform a migration, I've added [migrate_kylewbanks.sh](./example/migrate_kylewbanks.sh) to the `example/` directory that shows how I used the tool to migrate the posts and projects from Postgres to Jekyll for my [blog](http://kylewbanks.com).
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