Nov 15, 2018 07:07 AM
Trying to import via CSV file Multiple Select Values. I want to import Value1, Value2, Value3 as three separate multiple select items. If I separate the values in the cell of the CSV file with commas I get one item “Value1, Value2, Value3”.
is there some delimiter i need to use between seperate values?
Nov 15, 2018 05:07 PM
Just to clarify. Do you want one field with different selections or three different fields with one selection?
Where is the data originating from: spreadsheet, another database app or Word document?
I have Imported a CSV file from another database app, with a field with selections, and once I have Imported the CSV file into Airtable, I just create a field with multiple selections and all my choices shows up.
Nov 16, 2018 08:38 AM
thanks, one field with multiple selections as data.
Nov 16, 2018 12:13 PM
What source is the CSV file created from?
I was asking the above question because if you were exporting/importing from another database, it should be easier to do.
I managed to find this information about deliminatirs on Wikipedia. If you continue to read the whole article, it will get into CSV files, too:
The other idea I had, was to place all your choices into one spreadsheet cell (a spreadsheet would be the best way to do a CSV Import) instead of each choice in a seperate cell and you can start with a few choices, to test the import, You could try with a space deliminator and create a test base, if that does not work, try the other deliminaters, continue until you find what does the trick. You don’t need to keep creating new bases, you can import in the same table. Or maybe you did this. If so, try to place the choices in seperate cells.
I am curious to know how this works, I may need to do it this way myself.
Hope it helps. If not, perhaps someone in the community might have some suggestions.
Nov 20, 2018 01:15 PM
found my own workaround. have to import the field in to a temporary field formatted like this:
“value1”, “value2”, “value3”
Then once the import is complete, select the field and copy paste into the filed formatted for my multi-select list. then each value is separate.
Jun 17, 2019 01:05 PM
Here are steps to do this:
Sep 12, 2019 03:56 AM
Thanks, Jeff, your solution worked nicely for me.
Jun 17, 2021 08:51 AM
I used the TEXTEJOIN command and it worked
Apr 06, 2022 01:20 PM
Thanks Jeff, this really helped me. I think I’ve found an even easier approach.
May 03, 2022 12:31 AM
In case anyone is looking at this post - the simplest way is:
Sep 02, 2022 05:14 AM
Brilliant! Worked!!! Thank you for saving me LOTS of time!!!