Importing Data From Excel to monday

Importing Data From Excel to monday

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 We’re willing to be that you use excel for an awful lot at your job. Sometimes though, you need that data translated quickly and easily to monday. There can be several reasons for doing this, maybe it has to do with sales reports, maybe it’s just helping your CRM. No matter what your reason, you don’t want to mess around for too long figuring it out. 

That’s exactly why we put this data together for you. With it, you’ll be able to use two separate options to make sure that your excel data is imported, formatted, and ready to be used by whoever needs access on your monday board. 

NOTE: You’ll need to make sure that your data is already formatted correctly in excel. If you have a block with a bunch of text (say, for an address) and want that information displayed separately you’ll absolutely have to have that done ahead of time. Watch our video to learn more. 

How to Import Data from Excel

  1. Choose the + Add from your workspace menu on the right hand side.
  2. Choose Import data from the drop down.
  3. Choose the Excel/CSV option from that sub menu. (It should be the very first one)
  4. Drop and drag your Excel document into monday once prompted. 
  5. (alternatively) you can also click to browse your files and upload it that way. 
  6. You’ll have to map the columns to your monday board. 

This will create a board that looks exactly like your Excel document. You can customize it from there if you need to change anything. We recommend this especially for importing client lists. It’s one of the things we do all the time with clients – we help them fashion their Excel sheets to import their client lists nicely. 

From here you can have customizations, put it into an active client board, and even a pipeline. It is so crucial, even if you’re using a different system, to import your client list into monday. Doing that helps your team so much relationally. It’s just a great resource to have. While six steps might seem like a lot – give it a shot! It’s not nearly as hard as it sounds. 

Importing Excel data into an existing board

Sometimes you just have some basic needs for your board. Let’s say, you want to have the name of the client, the point of contact, their street address, and maybe a title. Well, you’re in luck! We already have a CPA board for that. (Check out Active Clients) if you’ve already downloaded our monday template. 

  1. Choose New Item from the main table
  2. Choose Import items
  3. Map your columns from excel to monday

It’s that simple! Though, make sure that you double-check your columns to make sure that they line up. If not, it’s super easy to retry, revise, and make sure you get it right. Doing this is such a huge benefit, not only for your team, but for you as well. You’re getting an amazing amount of information in an easy-to-use, easy-to-implement formula that will completely change the usefulness of your monday board. 

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get it right the first time! Learn how to do it right, then replicating this system is a total breeze – that’s how monday designed it! 

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