Contacts menu -> Data Import
The manual imports overview page contains the following information:
- The status of currently active imports
- The settings of active imports
- How to abort an import that is already running or queued for processing
- The history of past imports
- How to open the contact list, if one was created
- The import settings
Current Import Status
This table shows you which imports are currently running, or scheduled to run soon.
Note: In order to ensure that duplication handling is managed consistently, only one import can run at a time. Imports are queued and processed on a first come, first served basis.
If you are not sure how the import file should look, here you can find a sample contact import file with a selection of typical fields.
The table displays the total number of contacts in the import file, as well as how many of these are new and how many already exist in your database. Depending on your duplication handling settings, it will also show you how many imported contacts have been merged with existing ones and how many have been flagged as potential duplicates, but which require further processing on the Duplication Handling page. You can also see an estimation of the remaining time, the contact list created by the import and the Emarsys administrator who made the import.
Aborting an import
To cancel a running import, click the X icon in the table. This will stop the import immediately, but all data imported up to that point, both new contacts and changes to existing contact data fields, will remain in the database.
This table shows you all the imports ever made for your account, along with the date and time of the import, the number of contacts imported, merged and flagged as potential duplicates, the status and the contact list, if relevant, as well as the administrator of the import. You can also: