Locations

Moscow

info@uidaho.edu
Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Boise

Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

ui-if@if.uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/idahofalls

Bulk Import of Events

A Calendar Editor can often save time and effort by using a bulk import process rather than adding events one at a time through an event template. Bulk import can create dozens or even hundreds of records in one action. However, there are some cautions that must be understood.

  1. The bulk import process cannot create repeat events. While importing multiple records of an event may seem like a work-around this produces events that are not linked to one another. A better option is to import events as a single event and then edit it to create the repeating pattern.
  2. The column heads in the import spreadsheet should exactly line up with field names in the Trumba template. The import process permits a “mapping” of fields that have different names from the template but relying on this during the import introduces more possibility for error. The best practice for reliable bulk import is to download a copy of events from the target calendar to create a template for the import spreadsheet.
  3. Bulk import does not work well when the “Notes” field is complicated by special formatting or embedded hyperlinks.
  4. It is possible to refer to an event image in a bulk import process but the image must be uploaded to Trumba in advance and the image’s URL in Trumba must be placed accurately in the import spreadsheet.