Release Note: CSV import – first iteration
Release Date: Mar 31, 2020
Workspace admins are now able to batch upload data to their Workspace with the new CSV import feature!
CSV import is accessible via the Main Menu, and is only accessible by Workspace admins. The overall process follows three general steps:
- Paste CSV data into the appropriate field.
- Preview what the import will look like.
- Import the data to a specific group in your Workspace.
There’s a lot of details and “what ifs” with CSV import. We’ve provided an inline help tool accessible by clicking Help in the upper-right of the CSV import page. The help provides different examples that admins can download or automatically paste into the CSV import field, and defines different types of metadata that can be imported.
This is the first iteration of this feature, so we’re sure there are some rough edges. We encourage everyone to play with it and let us know how we can make it better!
CSV import removes a ton of work manually entering data. Admins are able to import data from different systems, verify the data is organized in a manner that makes sense, and bulk import in a fraction of the time.
For the more technically-savvy individuals out there, this feature can be a bridge between data held in software you already use and the Workspace. A few of you could even write a simple script to automate moving data from one system to the Workspace at set intervals via this new feature. That would be pretty dang cool, if you ask us, and would improve the business value of the IT investments you’ve made as well as the Workspace.