Prepare contacts data for import

Modified on Wed, 30 Nov 2022 at 02:04 PM

To import contacts data, you will need to prepare a CSV file in accordance with the requirements outlined in this article.

Before you get started

How to prepare contacts data for import

1. Obtain contacts data

Obtain your contacts data from any sources outside of the Audience Republic platform.

2. Required fields

Make sure that your file contains these mandatory fields:

  • Email address

3. Optional fields

You can choose to include any of these optional fields:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Gender
  • City
  • State
  • Country
  • Zip/postcode
  • Date of birth
  • Phone number (click here to access the mobile formatting guide)
  • Tag(s)

It is recommended that you import as many of the optional fields as you have data for, in order to populate all graphs and enable filter capabilities. 

⚠️ We highly recommend that any data/columns within your report that do not match a mandatory or optional field listed above are removed before import.

4. Field formatting

Ensure that any fields included in the file adhere to the import data formatting requirementsYou will likely need to reformat some fields to adhere, otherwise the import may not work.  

5. File type

Make sure that the file is saved as a CSV (commas separated value) file. No other file type will be able to be imported.

Related articles

Import data formatting requirements

Import contacts data to the Audience menu

How to reformat mobile numbers to include country codes

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