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How do I Import my Contacts?

One of the first things to do when getting started is to import your existing contact database. 

1- Click on "Welcome, {your name}" located on your top right hand corner, then click "Profile" from the dropdown menu

2- Click on the button "Import New Contacts"

  • 1. Import file MUST be saved as a CSV format
  • 2. MAX count of rows would be 1,000 (per import file)
  • 3. MAX count of columns would be 26 (columns A through Z) (per import file)
  • 4. Each column should include unique, single values and special characters should be removed.
  • 5. To import multiple tags, include all tags within one column. Separate each tag with a comma
  • 6. LionDesk field "Contact Status" will only accept values of New, Active, Prospecting, Closed/Inactive, or Future
  • 7. LionDesk fields can only be selected once (Exception is notes)
  • 8. LionDesk field "Notes" can be multiple times
  • 9. Columns that are not found as LionDesk fields can be imported as notes
  • 10. Any custom field created can also be used for import 

3- Click "Choose File" to find the import file on your desktop 

4- Select your file and then click on "Open" 

 

5- Click "Continue to Step 2" 

6- On your right hand side, you will be able to see all of your file's columns and match them to the fields available in LionDesk. 

  • Match up your fields – “First Name” to “First Name”; “Last Name” to “Last Name” ; “Email” to “Email”, and so forth

NOTE: You must select a value for each column otherwise, no information from that column will be imported. 


Here is a list of all the LionDesk fields available for import (Any custom fields are also importable, not listed below. Custom fields are user account specific.)

First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Secondary Email
Mobile Phone
Home Phone
Office Phone
Company
Birthday

Anniversary            

Source
Contact Type
Contact Status
Hotness
Tag
Spouse Name (first and last)
Spouse Email
Spouse Phone
Spouse Birthday
Date Created            

Home Address Line1
Home Address Line2
Home City
Home State
Home Zip
Office Address Line 1
Office Address Line 2
Office City
Office State
Office Zip    
Notes     

For a sample import file, please click on the attachment file "Import Sample" at the bottom of the article.

If you have Google Contacts, please follow the instructions in the article Google Contacts.

 7- At the bottom of your file mapping, click on "Import All Data"


8- Give it a 90 seconds and your contacts will now be in your Contacts tab! Congrats! You are a real PRO

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