If you want to invite a lot of participants for an event, you can first create them using a Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) file as a contact under 'contacts -> import' and then assign them to your event. Only administrators can import contacts. Yve knows more than 40 attributes with which you can describe a contact. You can see the complete list under 'Contacts -> Import'. Only the surname is a mandatory field, all other attributes are optional and can be omitted.
For yve to map the columns from your .xlsx file to the correct attribute, you must name the columns as they are in yve. In the overview of the attributes, you see the yve labels that are present. Some of the attributes have fixed values, e.g. 'Gender' -> 'Male. Female, Unknown '. For these attributes, the values in your cells must exactly match one of the given values so that yve can assign the values. Select your file with 'File -> Browse' from your PC. Please ensure that your .xlsx file contains only one workbook containing your contact data.
Columns that could not be identified are ignored during import. If you want to change contacts, only the attributes for which a column has been found in your xlsx file are overwritten - all non-found attributes are not changed.
Behavior when importing
You can select what yve should do when importing:
Insert new contacts: yve only imports new contacts. If yve already have a contact on your list, this entry is ignored
Insert new contacts and update existing ones: yve imports new contacts. If yve already have a contact on your list, it will be used to update all attributes of this contact with the values from your list.
Insert new contacts and update existing ones and delete missing ones: yve imports new contacts. If yve already have a contact on your list, it will be used to update all attributes of this contact with the values from your list. In addition, yve checks for each of the existing yve contacts whether it is in your list. If the contact is not in the list, yve sets a flag to delete this contact. You are then prompted to confirm the deletion. Caution: if you upload an empty list with this option, all your contacts will be marked for deletion.