Headings for Import Files
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Column headings are used by the import function to identify the information in the column; the keyword "NULL" can be used as the heading of any column you wish the import to ignore. You may also enter "NULL" into the first cell of any row (column A) if you wish the import to ignore that entire row. If data exceeds the maximum size of a field, an error message will be given and the import process will be halted. Where applicable, default data that will be used if a field is empty (or not represented in the import file); these values are listed in the Comments & Examples column in bold print. The various formats used are described below:
See Import from Excel File and Import from CSV File for sample import file layouts. Excel templates have been installed with eForms and can be accessed via the TOOLS > IMPORT / EXPORT DATA > OPEN EXCEL TEMPLATES menu. The Excel import templates also contain a sheet with sample data as an example of how data on the sheets should be entered.
Cell A1 (import from Excel) or the first data element (import from CSV) must contain a heading defining the type of data to import. The table below shows the appropriate heading for each from included with eForms (click on any form for detailed heading information):