Creating App from CSV File

Article Number:040624

You can create a new app by importing a CSV file. In this way, you can create an app and import the file data into the app at the same time.

To import data from an Excel file, refer to Creating App from Excel File. To import data from a CSV file into an existing app, refer to Importing Record Data from a File into an App.

Overview of the steps to create an app from a CSV file

Step 1. Prepare a CSV file for import.

Step 2. Format the data in the CSV file so that the data can be imported into Kintone. Then, save the file.

Step 3. Follow the instructions on the wizard to import the file.

Details of the steps to create an app from a CSV file

  1. Format the data in the CSV file so that the data can be imported into Kintone. Then, save the file on your PC.

  2. On the top page of Kintone, click the Create App button in the Apps section.
    Screenshot: The top page of Kintone

  3. Click Create from CSV. Screenshot: The "Create from CSV" button

  4. Click Continue. Screenshot: The "Continue" button

  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 to import. Screenshot: The "Browse" button

  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. Screenshot: The buttons to change the character encoding and delimiter

  8. Check that auto-suggested field types are correct.
    Appropriate field types are automatically selected for each item based on the data in the CSV file. Generally, you do not have to change the field types.
    If there are some items you do not want to import into the app, select (Skip this row) for the items.
    Screenshot: The screen to confirm the field name and type

  9. Click Convert on the bottom right side of the screen. Screenshot: The "Convert" button

  10. When the import completes, check the created app.
    Screenshot: The screen displayed when the file is successfully imported You can change the app name, icon, field positions, and other app settings.

    If the app creation fails, refer to If Creating an App from an Excel or CSV File Fails, which explains the actions you should take when an error occurs.