[Koha] adding patrons in a batch - getting errors

Magnus Enger magnus at enger.priv.no
Tue Apr 7 18:32:09 NZST 2015


I have had customers reporting problems importing patron data from
Excel into Koha (via CSV). When I have opened the file in LibreOffice
and saved as CSV from there it has worked fine for me. Could you give
LibreOffice a try?

I think it *might* be related to this bug:

Bug 10117 - Byte Order Mark breaks Patron Import

Best regards,
Magnus Enger

On 6 April 2015 at 13:04, Riley Childs <rchilds at cucawarriors.com> wrote:
> Could you please attach a copy of the file with the private fields containing PRIVATE?
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> From: ChristyThomas<mailto:christy_thomas at yahoo.com>
> Sent: ‎4/‎5/‎2015 4:51 PM
> To: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz<mailto:koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
> Subject: [Koha] adding patrons in a batch - getting errors
> Hi,
> We (my mom) are trying to add student patrons in batches. She made an excel
> file following the Koha instructions. She is getting errors. Do you have any
> suggestions or possibly do you have a template that you know works that you
> can send me. Here are her emails describing what happened:
> One attempt, nothing imported. Said something not expected format which
> almost certainly means phone numbers or dates. I'm going to have to play
> around a little to determine what is hanging it up... perhaps later tonight.
> I took it down to only names and the required codes and it still wouldn't
> load. The error messages are below. It appears it doesn't like my header
> row, which I copied from their instructions. Says it could not be parsed. I
> searched on that error message and I appear to be not the only one who has
> this problem, and they system does not think that it is a csv, but tab
> separated. I'm going to work on it tomorrow on a break and try a couple
> other ways to see if I can find a way for it to be a csv file that system
> recognizes. xoxo Mom
> Feedback:
> Parsing upload file Library1.csv
> Content-Disposition : form-data; name="uploadborrowers";
> filename="Library1.csv"
> Content-Type : application/vnd.ms-excel
> headerrow :
> Error analysis:
> Header row could not be parsed
> Thanks, Christy
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