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06/02/2015 at 2:24 pm #336400Melissa WillnowGuest
I have seen on several support posts regarding updating records using the csv import “If you add an Entry ID column to your CSV file and populate it with the Entry ID in Connections the data will be updated rather than duplicated.”
What I am missing is: Where do I find the entry id and which field do I map it to? Or is this one of the instances where I use “do not map”? Can you give me a step-by-step newbie walkthrough?
Sorry, just got thrown a huge update on a 400+ member directory and am trying to not have to redo everything manually.
Thanks!06/02/2015 at 3:35 pm #336401
re: Where do I find the entry id
The Entry ID can be found on the Connections : manage admin page. Click the Show Details link and it’ll be on the far right.
re: which field do I map it to?
You would match it to the Entry ID field. If you use that name as the column header in the CSV file, it’ll automatically map.
re: Can you give me a step-by-step newbie walkthrough?
There’s a video walkthrough on this page. It has been a while since I made the video but I am pretty sure it does not show the mapping of the Entry ID field, but that is not different from mapping any other field.
Lastly, make sure you’re importing with the most current version of the CSV Import extension. If you do not have a version which supported this, you will end up with “duplicates“.
Hope that helps!06/02/2015 at 4:22 pm #336411Melissa WillnowGuest
Ok, so maybe that is my problem. I don’t have the Entry ID field. It says the csv plugin version is 0.8, is this the newest version? If not, I will have to get our website manager to update it before I can do anything.06/03/2015 at 10:16 am #336443
You will have to update your CSV file to include the Entry ID column populated with the number from the Connections : Manage admin page.
Hope that helps!06/03/2015 at 1:17 pm #336463Melissa WillnowGuest
I did send this up to our website company who updated the plugin. It is now working perfectly. Thanks for your help!06/03/2015 at 4:17 pm #336471
Great to hear! Thanks for the feedback!08/07/2015 at 1:52 pm #342502James ElstonGuest
If I am adding new entries to the site along with some entries which already have Entry IDs can I manually add a Entry ID to the entries in my CSV file or do I need to wait for Connections to assign them?08/07/2015 at 3:31 pm #342503
re: can I manually add a Entry ID to the entries in my CSV file or do I need to wait for Connections to assign them?
You have to use the ID/s created by Connections (actually they are created by the db, just like the post ID/s in WordPress).
Does that answer your question?
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