I have installed the newest Drupal 7.12 and need to import custom content type data exported from custom CMS but ... don't know what is the correct XML structure.

1) I have added <MY_CUSTOM_CONTENT_TYPE> into Structure - added about 20 fields

2) prepare Import feed

  • Attach to content type: Use standalone form
  • Fetcher: file upload
  • Parser: Sitemap parser - Parse Sitemap XML format feeds.
  • Processor: Node processor
  • Node processor settings: Text format: plain text; Content type: <MY_CUSTOM_CONTENT_TYPE>

3) I have exported XML file with content (probably with the wrong XML structure)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<article type="MY_CUSTOM_CONTENT_TYPE">

3) after loading XML file getting "There are no new nodes."

I can prepare XML structure when exporting content, but want to know how to do it.

  • 1
    are the fields mapped correctly in "Proccessor > Mapping" and with unique GUID ?
    – ijujym
    Mar 13, 2012 at 9:53
  • I don't have any "Mapping for Node processor" options becouse don't know how it works.
    – Mateusz
    Mar 13, 2012 at 10:01
  • This link drupal.org/node/919448 helps
    – Ashok KS
    Jul 19, 2012 at 11:32
  • I had a very similar problem. Turns out I was missing the GUID. Added it on the Processor>Mapping page and mapped it to the Nid of my exported node and things started working.
    – doub1ejack
    Feb 27, 2013 at 22:02

1 Answer 1


In my case an error "There are no new nodes" was caused by a wrong xml context in the xpath parser setting.

In your case should be: //article and not only: article.

This is because //article in xpath is equivalent to say "all the article tags". If you put only article in the xpath, context feeds does not import anything.

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