Import / Export component
What you can do
The Import / Export component lets you export the cards in the current view, or import a list of cards from Excel.
Export to Excel
Mingle displays all exported cards in tab delimited format which you can copy and paste into an open Microsoft Excel document.
Mingle exports only those cards in the current view, not all cards in the project. When working in a list view, the card export doesn't take into account any cards you've selected. Mingle exports all cards in the view, not just those that display on the first page, if there are more than 25 cards in the view.
When you export cards, you can specify what card data to export. The options you choose are remembered and used as default values when you export cards in the future.
The follow options are available:
Import from Excel
When importing cards, Mingle displays a large blank field which lets you paste copied cells from Microsoft Excel. By following the onscreen instructions Mingle will guide you through the import process.
If you are importing new cards Mingle will automatically assign card numbers to newly created cards. If you wish to update existing cards ensure that any previous card numbers are included in the imported data.
A common use of the import functionality is to introduce specific cards from one Mingle project to another. If you are using the import in this way ensure that any card numbers that were exported from the original project are removed from the import. Card numbers are not unique across projects and you may update existing cards instead of creating new cards if you do not remove the card numbers.
Import cards to a tree
You can import cards to an existing tree. To make this work, you need:
- Include a column using the tree name as column header, and the corresponding row values set to ‘Yes’
- Include all relationship properties which belong to the tree
Here is an example:
- This a tree called “Release tree”:
- Copy and paste these cells from Microsoft Excel on Excel importing page:
- Select the tree on the importing preview page
- A new card is created and added to the tree