Imports gives a user a centralized location where they can see the imports that have been done and add new imports. These imports can include the following; account/role associations, accounts, blog posts, calendar events,galleries, news articles, people profiles, personal sites, question entries and redirects.
How do I set up an import?
To create a new import, navigate to Imports located under System Settings in Settings.
- Click the green +Import in the upper right hand corner and select the type of import that you would like to do.
- After entering the Name and a short Description of the import click Create.
- Navigate to the proper screen (Account/Role Associations, Accounts, Blog Post, Calendar Event , Gallery, News Article, People Profile, Personal Sites, Question Entry and Redirects).
- How do I edit the name or description of a Import?
While on the Imports screen under Site Settings, click on the Pencil icon to the right of the appropriate import. This will bring up a window where you can edit the Name and the Description for the import.
- How do I upload an import sheet?
After creating the import, navigate to the proper screen (People Profile, Redirect, Blog Post, Calendar Event, News Article, Accounts and Personal Sites) in Imports and click on the Upward facing arrow icon to the right of the import.
Note: See the additional articles below for detailed instructions and tips on setting up the documents for each of the imports.
- How do I download an import sheet?
If you need to download an import sheet for any reason, navigate to the proper screen ((Account/Role Associations, Accounts, Blog Post, Calendar Event , Gallery, News Article, People Profile, Personal Sites, Question Entry and Redirects) located in Imports and click on the Downward facing arrow icon to the right of the import.
- How do I process an import
After importing an import sheet click on the paper airplane icon to the right of the import file. If there are any problems with the import file, Campus Suite will tell you. If if successfully imports, you will be taken back to the import screen.
- What is mappings?
By clicking on mappings you can easy tell Campus Suite what columns to find your import data in. If you use the import sheets that we provide, these mappings should automatically line up. If they don't, simply interact with each of the pull-down menus to specify which column in your sheet should be used to pull that data into the proper column in Campus Suite (the field names at left). It's OK to leave fields blank, but remember, the department ID, title and start date are required. Once done, click Save
- What is the difference between Purge and Delete?
Clicking on the Eraser icon to the right of any Import file, which will appear after an import is processed, will purge the data that has been uploaded to that file, allowing you to import new data into it. While clicking on the Trash can will delete the Import file completely.
Note: Please remember once data is Purged or an Import is deleted it cannot be retrieved. The data must be re-imported.