Bulk add new contacts from csv (or similar)

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    Rod Staines

    Good afternoon all,

    I will discuss this with our product manager next week and see if we can have the work scheduled for an upcoming release.

    Kind regards,
    Rod.

     

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  • Len Bytheway

    Indeed!

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  • Jeremy Rota

    I agree, and along these lines provide an interface or access to the back end  for System Admin to run scripts to bulk update students based on certian criteria. ie changing 90-70 results at the end of the calendar year. There are many other instances where this would be handy.

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  • Kysha Davies

    So true!  I hope they develop this soon!

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  • Mark Costello

    Our developer is currently building something like this to run on our intranet through the aXcelerate API. 

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  • Matthew Taylor

    Any update on this one Mark Costello?

    The ability to add multiple contacts via CSV is standard with almost all software similar to Axcelerate.  Any RTO dealing with large volumes of leads and contacts can spend a lot of time manually adding these.

     

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  • Mark Costello

    We had to shelve that project for a while Matthew due to other priorities but it is still on the to-do-list if aXcelerate don't develop it in the system first.

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  • Matthew Taylor

    I'm talking to our developers soon and will hopefully get it done early next year. I'll let you know how it goes

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  • Karen Lewis

    Good idea. I currently have a list of companies we want to add and to do a bulk upload, instead of individually loading them, would be so beneficial. 

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  • Marty Knoll

    We have just written our own csv import script using the API as it was taking to long to add contacts individually. We just add the missing information in aXcelerate.

    Not really a complicated feature to write. Took me about 15 minutes. Didn't realise this thread was three years old.

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  • Andrew Conkey

    Hi Marty - I am also thinking of going down this path and developing something similar. Are you still using? If so, how do you (or what are the steps) you use to import  the csv into aXcelerate.

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  • Marty Knoll

    Yes - Just used php to break up the csv at the commas then break up the parts into an array. Then I just cycled through the array calling the aXcelerate insert user call via the api entering their details and also adding a source code and a category so they can be found easily as being added via an import. 

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  • Andrew Conkey

    Great. Thanks Marty.

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  • Nicky Bruce

    Did this end up happening???  We would love to use this feature too

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  • Rod Staines

    Hi Nicky,

    We have done part of the work involved, but the feature still requires some additional work. We do not have an estimated release date at the moment.

    Kind regards,
    Rod.

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