The Data Import feature allows you to import posts into the platform. It is particularly useful in cases where:-
You need to upload posts in bulk
You need to upload posts that people can’t send to you via email/phone but have the data available in CSV format
(In future) You are transferring data from one platform to another
To import a CSV File,
On the left hand menu bar, click on Settings
Then, click on Data Import
You’ll get redirected to the import page, as shown below.
Select a survey you’d like to match the data you’re uploading to. This field is populated with a list of all existing surveys on your deployment.
Choose the CSV file you would like to upload. Make sure that
You are uploading a file in CSV format. Any other file formats are not accepted
Your CSV file size does not exceed 2MB
Your CSV file has Column headers( these will be useful when mapping your CSV column to the survey fields)
Geographic location information is separated into two columns; one for Latitude, and the other for Longitude.
See below for a sample CSV file
Click on Continue and follow the instructions below.
On successful file upload, you’ll need to assign your CSV Columns to post fields, as illustrated below.
Click on Finish Import.
If successfully uploaded, You’ll receive notices as follows.