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Batch Upload Guide

Last modified: 20 Jan 2017

To ensure that your batch update goes as smoothly as possible, please make sure that you follow these guidelines:-

  1. Don't change the order of the columns or hide or change the names in any way.
  2. MOST of the fields are required and should have something in them. The formats are as follows:-

    Model Data

    • Model Name - Text - MUST have a name.
    • Alternate Name(s) - Text - may be blank. Often used for other language names.
    • Creator1 (Given Name ) - Text - may be blank.
    • Creator1 (Family Name) - Text - may be blank, but use 'Unknown' if no attribution available.
    • Creator2 (Given Name ) - Text - may be blank.
    • Creator2 (Family Name) - Text - may be blank.
    • Page - Number - MUST have an integer value greater than 0.
    • Paper - Text - MUST be one of the choices from the drop down.
    • Steps - Number - MUST have an integer value greater than 0.
    • Pieces - Number - MUST have an integer value greater than 0.
    • Cuts - Yes/No - MUST be either 'Yes' or 'No'.
    • Glue - Yes/No - MUST be either 'Yes' or 'No'.
    • Diag - Yes/No - MUST be either 'Yes' or 'No'.
    • CP - Yes/No - MUST be either 'Yes' or 'No'.
    • Video - Yes/No - MUST be either 'Yes' or 'No'.
    • Tags (separate by ,) - Text - may be blank, but more search terms could be useful.
    • Difficulty - Number - MUST have an integer value between 0 and 5 inclusive.
    • Rating - Number - MUST have an integer value between 0 and 5 inclusive.

    Book Data

    • Title - Text - MUST have a title.
    • ISBN - Text - may be blank.
    • Author1 (Given Name) - Text - may be blank.
    • Author1 (Family Name) - Text - may be blank, but use 'Unknown' if no attribution available.
    • Author2 (Given Name) - Text - may be blank.
    • Author2 (Family Name) - Text - may be blank.
    • Pages - Number - MUST have an integer value greater than 0.
    • Own - Yes/No - MUST be either 'Yes' or 'No'.
    • Rating - Number - MUST have an integer value between 0 and 5 inclusive.
  3. Make sure that any fields with numbers do NOT have decimal points (set number of decimal places to 0)!
  4. If you are still having trouble, send the file to a moderator.

Happy Uploading!