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Format example for importing custom data entries


For importing custom data entries, you require an import format that is configured with the database table Import Data Entry Record.

The example below compares the data content of a file from a spreadsheet software (here, e.g., an Excel file prior to its conversion to a CSV or TXT file) with the import format for custom data entries:

Explanatory Notes to the Example

Some useful notes

The mandatory fields are essential for a successful data import!

Mandatory Field Field Name Example Note
X Window Product System internal input window name. (If in doubt, please consult the system administrator.)
X Data Entry Tab Product Label Name of the custom record tab
X Data Entry Subtab Data entry Name of the subtab
  Section Name Technical data Name of the section
  Line Name • 10
• 20
• …
Sequence number of the line
X External ID Petrol_engine Search key of the data entry
X Field Name Date Name of the field
(Important note: If several fields have the same name, the section name and/or line sequence number must be specified!)
  Field Value 2020-02-20 Value or content of the field.
The following values can be specified for the following field data types (see Custom data entry - field):
• Date: YYYY-MM-DD (in acc. with ISO 8601)
• Checkbox: Y (= activated), N (= deactivated)
• List: Name of the list item
• Text box: Text (multi-line)
• Text field: Text (single-line)
• Number: Numeric value

If no field value is specified, any existing field contents in the input tab will be deleted.

Next Steps

View source file on GitHub.com