Import your Data

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Who this feature is for

  • Those set up as a Dashboard User with access to Assisted Import in the Assignar Web App.
  • Those responsible for the setup of Assignar in your company.

 

You can import data into Assignar by pulling it from spreadsheets or other data systems. Getting your employees, equipment, clients and activities (cost codes) into Assignar means that you ready to schedule jobs and begin tracking time and costs on the jobsite.  Please watch the video below for a brief overview before diving in.



 

 

To get started, open the Assisted Data Import tool

  1. Under Settings, open the Assisted Import page.
  2. You will see a list of data types available with an option to upload.  The status indicator will let you know if that data type has already been added, the number of records that have already been onboarded.  An audit trail is kept so you can see which user performed the last upload and on which date.

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Supported Data Types

Fieldworkers A type of Assignar user that will be out in the field doing the work and collecting data to be sent back to the office.
Assets (Or Equipment) All of your expensive machines, vehicles and assets that contribute on the jobsite and need to be scheduled.
Clients Your customers.
Activities (Cost Codes) These are used to code fieldworker time to keep projects on budget.

 

*If you need to upload additional data not covered in this article please reach out to support or use our Legacy Import tool found under settings.

 

Next, upload your Data

  1. Choose the data type you wish to bring in to Assignar and hit the upload button. 
  2. You will see a table view of the types of data that Assignar is expecting.  In the example below for Fieldworkers you can see all of the supported data points.  Depending on the data type you are uploading you may be asked to let us know the format of things like dates or phone numbers which may vary depending on what country you reside in.
  3. Click the Upload Data from File button and choose your .xlsx or .csv file.

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Next, match the Data Columns

If you have uploaded an .xlsx file with multiple sheets you will be asked to specify which sheet you would like to upload.  If you are uploading a .csv this step is skipped.

 

On the Match data screen you will see a list of all of the columns from your data file.  The system will try to match the columns from your file to the expected fields in Assignar based on the name of the headers or the type of data in the column.  You can confirm the mapping suggestions provided or remap the column by clicking edit, choosing an alternate Assignar field and clicking confirm.  After all columns are confirmed click review to do a final check on your data before upload.

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Almost there! Check your data before importing

This is the final step before importing your data.  The system will process the data and look for any errors that need to be corrected prior to import.  The system will check for missing data that is required, uniqueness constraints and improper formatting for data types like email, phone or date fields. 

 

If you have a large data set you can choose to only show rows with problems as well as show modifications that have been made on this screen.  After you have corrected all the data click the continue button to upload data to your Assignar account.  When land back on the Assisted Import landing page you will see that the count of records has changed and audit trail shows who uploaded last with a timestamp.  Click the arrow box button to jump to that data type in Assignar to see the data you have uploaded.

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Pro Tip: Roles and Tags

When you are uploading Fieldworkers or Equipment you will also have the option to upload columns for Roles and Tags.  Both of these columns can accept a comma separated list of values.  When you add roles and tags this way, the system will automatically create the role/tag and add the user or equipment to it.  If the role/tag already exists in the system the user or equipment will simply be added to it and a duplicate will not be created.  

 

Roles Used to organize workers and equipment into the types of work that they can do.  In Assignar you will create your schedule based on the types of Roles you will need to perform on jobsites. 
Tags Used to organize workers and equipment but can be used to convey things specific to your business.  For example you can create a tag called "Night Shift" so that when you are looking for workers to fulfill a specific job at night you can quickly find the workers that can be scheduled.

Learn more about Roles here or tags here

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