Creating an App from a CSV File

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You can create a new app by importing a CSV file. You can create an app and import data of the file into the app at the same time.

To import data from an Excel file, see Creating an App from an Excel File. To import data from a CSV file into an existing app, refer to Creating/Updating Records in Bulk: Importing a File.

Overview of Creating an App from a CSV File

STEP 1. Make sure that the CSV file or a copy of the original CSV file is ready to use.
STEP 2. Edit the CSV file to format the data so that it can be imported to Kintone, and then save the file.
STEP 3. Use a wizard to import the file.

Steps to Create an App from a CSV File

  1. Format the data in the CSV file so that the data can be imported to Kintone. Save the completed file on your PC.

  2. On the Kintone top page, click the add button Plus (+) icon in the Apps section.
    Top page screen

  3. Click Create from CSV. Screen

  4. Click Continue. Screen

  5. Select the check boxes to confirm the check points, and then click Continue to the Upload screen.

  6. Click Browse and select a file for import. Screen

  7. Check that the content of the file you are importing is correctly displayed in the Preview.
    If characters in the file are garbled, select a different option from the Character Encoding drop-down list.
    If the file is not separated into columns correctly, select a different option from the Delimiter drop-down list. Screen

  8. Check if auto-suggested field types are correct.
    Kintone automatically sets appropriate field types based on data in the CSV file. Generally, you do not have to change the field types.
    Select (Skip this row) for items you do not want to import from the CSV file into the app.

  9. Click Convert on the bottom right side of the screen. Screen

  10. When the import completes, check the created app.
    Screen The app name, icon, and location of the fields can be changed.

    If you failed to create an app, refer to If You Fail to Create an App from an Excel or CSV File, which explains the actions you should take when an error occurs.