Data Import Process

The data import process enables data managers to import records directly into the database. Data import is completely self-managed, so you can upload data outside of business hours. Blackbaud staff does not review information in the data import file for accuracy before it is inserted into the database.

Note: Files with less than 5,000 records process almost immediately, while files with more than 5,000 records process overnight.

Note: Data import files must be in the .csv (comma separated value) format.

Note: You can only access data import types for solutions or products that your school currently uses. For example, test scores imports are only accessible by Student Information System users.