I'm getting the following import error message when trying to import contacts:

Invalid value for field(s): Geo code 1

Can anyone please explain?


  • 2
    What fields are you importing? Do you have the Lookup mapping info during import? box checked?
    – Paul-Tahoe
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 1:47
  • 3
    It would help if you gave an example of the data you are importing for that field. Geo code 1 is expecting a coordinate eg 25.0421407
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 1:51

1 Answer 1


It seems to mean you are trying to import the latitude (or longitude, never remember) of your contact. Do you really have a column that contains that?

Sometimes, the suggestion to map your columns in the csv file and the fields in civi aren't correct, check that you aren't trying to import a completely unrelated "code" column into that "geo code +" field.

Your easiest bet to see what's the expected format of each of the fields is to export a few contacts from civi and include these fields, so you can see how you need to format them on your own file.

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