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Attendee Import 0.1 Working, but instructions need to be updated

Posted: September 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Robert Lansing

September 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Just a follow up to the previous confusion. I attempted to import attendees with an “events.csv,” but I received both success and file not found notifications. This is because in the code, it references $csvfile = "../wp-content/uploads/espresso/attendees.csv";
Obviously in the future it will be easier to accept whatever file name is on the csv, but in the meantime there should be some clarity as to what the filename must be to get this to work. I received only successful notifications after renaming my file to “attendees.csv.”
As well, the import looks great.
Thanks for a great improvement!

Robert Lansing

September 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Correction: The import function worked for the first 98 lines on my CSV of 107 “rows”. For some reason the last 8 attendees were not uploaded. Still a huge time saver.


September 15, 2013 at 7:58 am

Hi Robert, thanks for the feedback, I have added some tickets to that code base to look into those issues.

Robert Lansing

September 15, 2013 at 11:57 am

I apologize, it was my error. I did not notice that only 50 attendees were being downloaded from the database at a time. Once I selected to display “all” attendees from the database they all showed up indicating a flawless import. I would recommend that this option be set to 100 or all by default. But that is my preference. Sorry for the added work…


September 16, 2013 at 12:53 am

No problem, I’ll remove that ticket. The attendees.csv is still a good catch though!

Robert Lansing

September 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Another issue I encountered was after import, the attendees I imported could not be updated with regards to payment status specifically. This was due to the “is_primary” field default to “0”. I went into mySQL table “bwt_event_attendee” and set the value to “1” for these contacts specifically. Afterwards all imported contact’s payment status was updatable.
Thanks again,


September 17, 2013 at 2:33 am

Noted, thanks.

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