Validating and Importing Data

Learn about importing data from a CSV file.

After you have finished preparing the CSV files, use the Import page of the Maintenance section in the Administration Console to load the database. Vocera lets you validate the data in your CSV file before you import it:

Even if you import data without validating it, Vocera will not let you corrupt the database with incorrectly formatted data. However, it is usually more convenient to validate the data before importing it.

To import data from a CSV file:

  1. Click Maintenance in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Import tab to display the Import page.
  3. Specify the type of data to load in the Import Data from a File section.
  4. Click Browse and navigate to choose a CSV file to import data from.
  5. Do either of the following:
    • Click Validate to examine the data for errors without importing it.
    • Click Import to load the data immediately.

      Vocera displays a dialog box showing you the progress of your action. When the validation or update is finished, Vocera displays the progress as 100 percent.

  6. If necessary, click Show Errors to display the Errors dialog box. Vocera provides details to help you correct the error. When you are finished reviewing errors, click OK to close the Errors dialog box.
  7. Click OK to close the Progress dialog box.