How To: Importing Sessions

Elise Fletcher
Elise Fletcher
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Collate and prepare Session Information to Import into your Event. 


  • Create a Tenant
  • Create an Event
  • Agenda Setup
    • Create a Theme
    • Create a Event Day
    • Create a Room/Venue 
    • Create Session Type 


  1. Within the Admin Tools Dashboard, navigate to 'Import" via the black navigational bar on the left-hand side of the platform.
  2. From this page, click "Import Sessions" which will now open up the next page where you can now download your CSV file. You can find the CSV file template via the purple "Download Import Template" link as per below image. When you click this link, the CSV template will download to your computer for you to then input your data. 
  3. When you have completed inputting your data, you will need to ensure your document is saved as a CVS UTF-8 (Comma-delimited) (.csv) file. You may need to "Save As" your document to ensure it's saved as this file type. 
  4. Please refer to the below table to note the fields which are required for a Session Import.
    CSV Column Letter Column Name Mandatory (Yes/No) URL SLUG Information/Notes
    A id  No    
    B title Yes    
    C description No but suggested to input at this stage    
    D session_type_id Yes /admin/session_types You can find the ID within the URL Slug to the left. 
    E event_id Yes /admin/events You can find the ID within the URL Slug to the left. 
    F day_id Yes /admin/days You can find the ID within the URL Slug to the left. 
    G time Yes   Session start time, in 24hr. eg. 20:00
    H duration Yes   Session duration. This is required in minutes only. Eg. 2 hours = 120. 
    I background_image No    
    J talk_ids No    
    K moderators_ids No    
    L moderators_emails No    
    M venue_ids No but suggested to input at this stage /admin/venues This is the "Room" this Session is being held in. You can find the ID within the URL Slug to the left. 
    N theme_ids Yes /admin/themes You can find the ID within the URL Slug to the left. 
    O registration_required   No   Leave this blank
    P bookable No   Leave this blank
    Q booking_start_date No  

    Only required if bookable is TRUE. 

    Format required:
    21/5/2020 7:00:00 pm

    R booking_end_date  No   Only required if bookable is TRUE. 
    S featured  Yes   This needs to be TRUE OR FALSE
    T active  Yes   This needs to be TRUE OR FALSE
    U completed No   Leave this blank or input TRUE OR FALSE
    V external_id No     
  5. Once you have completed all of the details within the CSV file, you can now go back to the Platform to import your data. (admin/sessions/import)
  6. It's always good practice to import only 1 Session as a test, to ensure this imports correctly before you import the whole document. 
    Within the Sessions Import page, you will need to click "Choose File" and upload your CSV. Once your file has uploaded with the name of the file next to the button, you can now press "Submit" and commence the import process.
  7. The Import may take a few minutes to complete based on how many Sessions are within the document. You can refer to the Sessions Admin page (/admin/sessions) to check in on the progress of the import, refreshing every so often to ensure you are seeing the most up to date Session list. 
  8. If any of your columns are not completed correctly for a successful import, you will receive an email which outlines the errors. Where there is an error in your document, the import will cease at this row, and not import anything after this error/row. An example of an error is as per below, this CSV did not have an Event ID in the relevant column and therefore did not import. If you do have any errors in your CSV, you will need to rectify these and complete the import/upload process again.  
    You can also see your successful or failed imports at the bottom of the imports page. They will show within this section
  9. Once your import/upload is complete, it's also good practice to cross check to ensure all of the Sessions have imported correctly. 


Once complete, all your Sessions inputted into your CSV file will now be imported into the Platform. If you have marked the Sessions as ACTIVE, these will show within the Agenda. 



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