The CSV import function allows you to import data from delimited text files into Inventory's tables. Different from other Inventory screens this functionality was built as a "Wizard", which takes the user through a series of sequential steps that will be explain below.

Report CSV Import functionality was introduced in Inventory version 0.82

Step #1: Uploading a CSV file
When starting the process, you are presented with the first step of the wizard. You can restart the wizard at any stage by clicking the "CSV Import Wizard" icon in the top toolbar).
This stage requires you to upload your CSV file to the server. Note that only textual files ending with .csv or .txt will be accepted. Click the "Browse" button and use the file browse dialog to locate the CSV file on your local computer and select it. Once the file appears in the edit box, click the "Send File" button to send the CSV file to the server.

Report If you're experiencing trouble with the upload process, check the config file and see that the 'tmpDir' parameter is set to a directory where the server can write files to.

Step #2: Preview the CSV File
Once the file is uploaded to the server, you'll be presented with a preview of the file (first few lines). In this stage you can verify that the file is parsed correctly, and change parsing parameters if needed: Once you've changed any of these parameters, click the "Refresh" button to re-parse the CSV file according to the new settings. You may repeat this process until the file is parsed correctly, and displayed in the preview table like it should.
Once the file preview is OK, click the "Next" button to proceed to the next step.
Report The file preview table will keep showing in the next steps, so you can reference it in these steps.
Step #3: Choosing an Inventory table
This step lets you choose which Inventory table you'd like to import data to. Select the table from the list, and click "Next" to proceed.
Step #4: Associating CSV data with the Table
This step will allow you to assign which column in the CSV file will go to which field/column in the Inventory table you've chosen in step #3.
Report It is recommended that you have a good familiarity with the structure of Inventory's tables so you can associate data to it's proper place.

This stage presents you with a table where each row refers to one column in the Inventory table you've chosen. Table field names are presented in the leftmost column labeled "Table Column Name".
You need to decide what value you'd like to assign to each column, by changing the values on it's row: select from the adjacent listbox which action you'd like to take:

Once you've set all column associations as desired, click the "Finish" button to import the data into Inventory.

Step #5: Data Insertion
This step inserts the CSV data into Inventory, and presents you with a report of this operation: This is the final step in the process, and success means that data was inserted into the Inventory database. If you have more CSV files to import, use the top toolbar to restart the import process with a new file.