Once all your Contributors have been created, you can extract your Contributor data in a way that allows to easily make bulk updates and is also a good way to keep backup documentation of all your employee data.
This data does not include Contributor Profile information, which can be extracted in Contributor Profile status report.
Step 1: Click the Admin setting link at the bottom of the Main Navigation and then go to Bulk manage Contributors > Extract/manage all Contributor data
Step 2: Click the Extract & manage Contributor data button. This will initiate a download of a CSV file.
Step 3: Open the CSV file with any spreadsheet editing software (i.e. Excel). You can now edit/update any field of Contributor data EXCEPT for the Username (doing so will end up creating a whole new user. System Admins can update an individual Contributor's Work email/Username by editing their Profile). Once your editing is complete, you can save your CSV file as a backup record.
NOTE—if you're manually adding a Location/Org to your extracted data that includes a "|" (eg. "Main|HQ"), then the "|" must be prefaced with a "\" (eg. "Main\|HQ"). If not, when you re-import the data, it will create two separate Locations ("Main" and "HQ"), instead of one ("Main|HQ").
Step 4: Go back to the Extract/manage screen. Click the Choose file button to browse to your saved CSV file, select it and then Upload your updated Contributor data.
TIP: You can update specific Contributor fields via the "Extract/manage all Contributor data" screen using a CSV file that includes only the Username field and the field(s) you want to update. You don't need to use a form that includes every available field.
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