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How To: Set Up your Contact List File to Upload

All Contact List Files must follow these guidelines for a seamless upload into your Signpost account:

  • Set up as a spreadsheet. Our system can only handle lists that have been set up in a spreadsheet-style program, such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Data housed in other types of programs (such as Microsoft Word) will need to be migrated into a spreadsheet-style setup.
  • Saved as a .csv (Comma-Separated Values) file extension. Check out this article to learn how to convert your file to .csv format 
  • Informational values (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) in separate columns from one another. Our system pulls all the entries in a particular column for each of these categories. (Names can be split into two columns for "First Name" and "Last Name" if needed)
  • No rows present above the title row. Row 1 should only contain the titles of the values listed below them ("Name," "Phone," "Email," etc.)
  • All phone/email values in one respective column. If you have multiple columns for these categories (ex: Home Phone/Mobile Phone/Office Phone columns or Email 1/Email 2 columns), only one of them will be pulled into our system

Examples of correctly formatted Contact List Files:

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