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is there any good way to import categories from csv file? 

Mine only idea was by INSERT to database => _categories

INSERT INTO `_categories`(`categoryid`, `parentid`, `title`, `tags`, `content`, `qcount`, `position`, `backpath`) VALUES ([value-1],[value-2],[value-3],[value-4],[value-5],[value-6],[value-7],[value-8])

but I'm not sure is this way is Ok. 

Can someone be so kind and confirm, if I will do such Insert I will not should have trouble with them?

Q2A version: 1.5.4

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Your best best is to write a script which calls qa_db_category_create(...) from qa-db-admin.php

Ok thx for idea. And for confirm You suggest to write php script which immport data from csv files?
I am noob so is there any good webiste beside this one :) which will help me with this ?
Thanks for this answer - I was able to use it to check if categories existed and if not, add new categories from a given list... Here's my code - I hope it helps someone...

    require_once 'qa-include/qa-db-admin.php';
        $categories = array("History","Family","People","Places");

    // Create Categories   
    for($i = 0 ; $i < count($categories) ; $i++) {
        echo "Processing category $i $categories[$i] : ";
        $categories[$i] = strtolower(str_replace(' ', '-', $categories[$i]));
        //$categories[$i] = strtolower($categories[$i]);
        if (qa_db_read_one_value(qa_db_query_sub('SELECT categoryid FROM ^categories WHERE parentid<=># AND tags=$',NULL, $categories[$i]), true)) {
            echo $categories[$i] . " already exists <br/>";
        } else {
            $categoryid = qa_db_category_create(NULL, $categories[$i], $categories[$i]);
            echo "created successfully <br/>";
    echo "<b>Completed Category Creation<br/></b>";