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Error importing contacts - for key 'UI_external_identifier'

I am having an issue when trying import contacts into civi. We have imported many contacts before but all of the suddden I am getting this error: Database Error Code: Duplicate entry '0385611' for ...
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Import Multi-value Custom Data Fails for Household Contact Type

The "Import Multi-value Custom Data" fails when importing data into a multi-value custom field set that applies to only a Household contact type or Household sub-types. When the field set was change ...
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Why after importing contact records were Addressee field values set to “Customized” for records where Custom Addressee had a null value?

I imported a large group of organisations into a sub-org group "Media". Some orgs had a specific generic addressee (ie, Editor) which I imported into the Custom Addressee field. After import I ...
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Pay Later status on imported contributions

I am trying to do a bulk import of transactions that are all being invoiced now. By indicating the Contribution Status as "Pending," the transactions all import as "Pending (Incomplete Transaction)" ...
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Field Source doesn't appear in Import Contributions

I'm trying to import contributions. I found all the fields except the "Source" field. Is there any reason for not appearing? Is there a way to show it? Thanks in advance. :)
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Using API csv Import GU"I extension for Pledges

I have a number of Pledges that need to be loaded and was hoping the the extension would allow me to create a csv file and import the pledges in bulk. A separate line was created for each 'payment' of ...
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Where does Civi store membership and membership signup info?

We are moving to a new site, and when I tried to import our entire current Civi MySQL database to the new site, I had problems. So I have created a fresh database on the new site and want to try ...
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migrating civi database from current hosting to civihosting.com

We recently signed up for shared hosting at civihosting.com and want to move our current site there. Both sites are running CiviCRM 4.7.29 and WordPress 4.9.1. I cannot get into the CiviCRM ...
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Page timeout on contact import

Drupal 7 CiviCRM 4.6.28 Hosted on: Pantheon I have a client that needs to import 15,000-20,000 contacts on CiviCRM. The problem we are running into is that importing any amount over 500 is causing a ...
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How to add a tag or group to a set of pre-existing contacts via import?

I have a list of contacts (names and email addresses). I know that all of these contacts are in the Civi database, but I want to add a tag or a group to all of them, and i have the list in a CSV file. ...
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How can I easily import data from external sources like Stripe while dealing with subtle differences in field values?

Here's a specific example. When I export data from Stripe, there is a Status column with the value Paid. This obviously corresponds to CiviCRM's Contribution Status field. However, CiviCRM doesn't use ...
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Smarty causing contact import to fail

I have CiviCRM 4.6.28 on Drupal 7.56, hosted on Pantheon. We are trying to import lists of contacts, but anything above 250 contacts throws a timeout error, due to Pantheon's time limits. The time ...
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Importing Contributions - Email Receipt

When importing contributions I would like receipts to go to the contacts that made the payment. What is the best approach to make this happen?
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Are there any tricks to importing contact data if you include a column for 'is_deceased'

Are there any tricks to importing contact data if you include a column for 'is_deceased'? I am asking primarily so I can answer and give others a warning!
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Correcting some values during import

I imported certain contact records. Somehow Civicrm filled the country field with country data of its choice for certain records. Now I would like to edit those records. I have exported the records ...
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How do you import (custom) relationship fields?

I am prototyping and testing import from M$ Access. Up to now I could quite easily import relationships, but I am missing the way to import also the relationship core Start date and custom fields I ...
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Weird behavior when Importing into primary email

I just did an import (to verify weird behavior reported by a client), matching on first, last and email, with Update checked. The system has home set as default location type (=1). The contact had ...
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Default values for Preferred language, email format, email greeting, postal greeting and addressee

we are in the process of setting up CiviCRM and we are importing a lot of records from a previous CRM. when we do the import, the preferred language defaults to english. how do we get this to be a ...
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When I imported new contacts, some contacts got error “record”, what is that?

When I imported contacts using a CSV some rows were not imported even though their formatting was fine and matched all the other rows. When I downloaded the errors, the error was called "record". ...
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CiviCRM API V3 : Translate Two Digit State to State_Province_id?

I'm using civimigrate for a pretty intense migration into CiviCRM and I have hit something of a puzzler. I have a table with addresses that I am matching to contacts, but I cannot seem to find a way ...
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Failed to import contacts into groups (with csv import) [duplicate]

I have contacts belonging to different groups. I made a first csv import successfully : I have all data of contacts and they are all in the same big group. But then I tried to import them group by ...
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HOWTO reliably set default Country on Import?

We are trying to understand why importing contacts from CSV files with Address, City, State, Zip but no Country results in addresses with countries like Uruguay (for some CA residents), Yemen (for ...
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Import – match to contact by email without creating duplicate email address

Is it possible to use the import function for contacts and match by email, without creating duplicate email addresses for existing contacts? Example: We organize frequent webinars with participation ...
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Cannot get the import of employer-employee relationship to work

I have successfully imported all my organisations and I'm now trying to import my contacts which are employees of these organisations. I've read the relevant sections in the CiviCRM cookbook and the ...
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Custom data field - problem with import

I have to import small quantity of contacts with custom date field. Field is set as rrrr (which should be filled with 4-digits year - 2017). Every single time, when this year is added in csv file I've ...
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Import override for latitude and longitude

I'm in the process of importing latitude and longitude information for contacts. This process is straightforward but I don't see an option to upload an option to turn on 'Override automatic geocoding'...
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Setting primary email and phone upon contact update

We want to update a bunch of contacts with e-mail adresses and phone numbers, for which previously these did not exist. The import works fine, as a result the contacts now have a Home (for example) e-...
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simple way to import membership and contributions together

What is the simplest way to import Membership information and corresponding contribution information together from .CSV files?
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No import for existing contact

When doing an import for existing contact that I want to update, after selecting Fill (For Duplicate Contacts), I get a Warning, a Notice but no import : Warning: array_pop() expects parameter ...
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List of fields and explanations?

I am working on importing information from our current donor database to Civi. Is there a table that lists the field names within each table and an explanation of what that is? Specifically I am ...
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How do I download duplicates of imported contacts in the past month?

I import contacts almost every day, and I automatically press "skip" on the "For Duplicate Contacts" import option. When the import is complete, I recognize that I have the ability to download the ...
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help needed in importing multi value custom fields

For the below custom fields, suppose a contact has two UG degrees B.Tech, BBA and two PG degrees M.Tech and MBA, I want to add additional set of custom field set, and then add the second degree. Like ...
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Custom Fields are not showing when trying to import a CSV

I have created some custom fields. I am trying to import contacts with values for those fields. But the fields are not showing up during the step 2 "matching civicrm field" though other custom fields ...
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Howto import CAMT053 XML with CiviBanking

Is somebody importing CAMT053 XML from ING or another bank? We want to import bank statements from ING, a Dutch bank. ING can export to CSV, but that export does not contain postal adresses. The ...
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noob query : Importing contacts and membership

I am going to freshly import data from excel into civiCRM. I have some contact related information like addresses, educational info, etc and also membership data like membership date, enrolled by whom,...
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OCR for Photo IDs?

I would like to set up an instance of CiviCRM to help independent candidates register to run for office in Indonesia, and one requirement here (like many other countries) is that a candidate has to ...
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How can I import the “communication style” field when importing contacts?

In my csv I have a field named "Communication style", which I wish to map to the respective field in "communication preferences" for each contact in CiviCRM (formal / familiar). Yet, while importing ...
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How to deal with problem data when importing CSV

My first time trying to import CSV data into CiviCRM. The data looks something like the below (changed to not reveal actual names etc). The lines in bold are not importing. I am guessing that in ...
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Bug in the data import wizard

We need to daily export all donation data from CommitChange and import the data to civicrm using the data import wizard. So the process is: Map the appropriate donation fields to civicrm fields and ...
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How can I import ADDED BY field of Activities?

I have data in spreadsheet. How can I import Activities with respective Added by values (specified in spreadsheet)? Can't find this field in CiviCRM Activities import tool.
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How can I avoid my import crashing with a Fatal Error due to an existing external ID?

I've had a few separate imports crash with a fatal error in the last month: Sorry but we are not able to provide this at the moment. DB Error: already exists Fatal error: Uncaught ...
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CiviCRM 4.7 - DB Constraint Violation - possibly dashboard_id should possibly be marked as mandatory for this API

We have moved our hosting to new hosting provided (CiviHosting). CiviHosting installed a fresh installation of CiviCRM 4.7. We then imported our previous sql dump from our old site which also had ...
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Is there an Import option to allow overwriting fields with null (empty)?

I'm trying to do a bulk tidy-up of Address fields in CiviCRM 4.7 by exporting the data, manipulating it in a spreadsheet and re-importing it. This involves moving some values around between postal ...
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How to tag a contact when importing possible duplicates

I want to import a list of participants that attended an event and tag them and put them in a group. Many of the names are already in the system so it doesn't import them based on the dedupe rule of ...
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Batch merge error - wrong data type money?

I'm trying to clean up some duplicates using the batch merge tool, and it keeps showing this error: [Error: Processed 2 pair of duplicates out of 9] value: null is not of the right field data type: ...
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How can I detect potential duplicates in a CSV I want to import?

I have a list of about 1000 contacts I'd like to import. Unfortunately, there's no definitive way of linking the people on my spreadsheet to the contacts already in the database like an external ...
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Legacy SQL Activity and Contacts Dump Transfer

Because of the excessive problem that happened to me on SQL, I had to create a new CiviCRM installation. How can I transfer the existing Individual profiles and Activities in the old CiviCRM database ...
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all imports seem to geo code

I never check the geocode box when importing. Yet, I found that even small imports were taking a long time. I ran strace on the php process and saw lots of lookups to google. So I disabled both the ...
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Is there a way to preserve existing data when importing into multiselect and checkbox fields?

My use case involves lots of importing, and extensive use of multiselect fields (to track things like skills, interests, etc). Sometimes we get new information about, for instance, an existing contact'...
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Importing contributions always imports $0 in Amount

I am having a really weird problem importing Contributions. Background: I am exporting data from my Drupal-Civicrm site and importing it into our new Wordpress-civicrm site. I do not want to go thru ...