CSV stands for Comma Separated Values, and it's a file format (.csv) for spreadsheets. Ad-Din Web Portal accepts the import and export of CSV files for below modules.
Madrasah User Management
Madrasah User Management
CSV files might seem intimidating at first, but when you understand what the text and characters represent in a spreadsheet, you might use it for some bigger tasks (such as bulk importing/editing above modules.
CSV files withUTF-8 encodingare the only file format that can be used to import to or export from AD-Din Web Portal.
In a CSV file, each entry represents a cell in a spreadsheet, each line represents a new row, and each comma indicates where one entry ends and another one begins.
For example, the entries in this Students CSV file:
look like this in a spreadsheet program:
When you export a CSV file from your Ad-Din Web Portal, it opens as a .csv file in your computer's native text editor such as Notepad. You can alsouse an alternative text editor, but it's recommended that you use a spreadsheet program to view and edit your CSV files instead.
If you are updating a CSV file export, then remember to confirm the UTF-8 encoding to avoid generating unwanted special characters in your file. If you save your file after forgetting to confirm its UTF-8 encoding, then your data will be corrupted when you upload it as a new spreadsheet. Ad-Din team can't recover corrupted files for you.
If you are using Microsoft Excel, you can export the file again which will take care of the UTF-8 issues for you.
Ad-Din Team recommends that you use Microsoft Excel to work with your CSV files. First add some entries manually in the desired module than export to CSV > Unzip the file and place it on your C Drive in Folder Called "Ad-Din" > open your Microsoft Excel > click File > Open > Browse to folder location where the Exported CSV file is located > change the File types to All Files (.) > you will now see the CSV file, Select to open it. After you've made your changes, Click on File > Save. When prompted Say Yes.
Avoid Special characters as they don't work correctly in CSV files.
If you don't have a spreadsheet program, then you can edit CSV files using a text editor.
You should only use a text editor as a last resort. For example, use a text editor if there are formatting errors in your CSV file and you cannot open it in a spreadsheet program.
Most computers have text editors that can open CSV files
A CSV file with UTF-8 encoding is the only file format that can be used to import to or export from Ad-Din Web Portal.
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