The importer will cut you off all the boring work.
Just drop a SQL file, or compressed (ZIP, GZIP), and take a rest during the importantion which can take some time.
A huge cascade of treatments are done to inspect the best possible your database declaration file.
The importer will :
- Find the Foreign Keys relations based on explicits names.
- Instance the wizards when the field type is known as a Joomla magic field.
This feature will be improved in future :
- Auto creation of desired views, forms, lists, filters, tasks...
- Dataset importation (B-side)
- Joomla! component importation (Full parser intelligence)