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Importing Leads

Import File option helps import a large bulk of lead information into the lead list using the .csv file.

Example of leads bulk import template

ID Lead Name Name prefix First name Last Name Status Id Company name Address 1 Label Twitter LinkedIn Owner Username
111 Gov Mart Mr Jerry Coleman new Gov Mart Primary Address @Jerry LinkedInID Jerry

To import a bulk of lead information:

  1. In the main menu, navigate to Sales > Leads. The lead list opens.

  2. Click Import File on the top right.

  3. In the Import dialog, click Choose File, select the .csv file you prepared, and then click Import File.


  4. Click Export Template to download a sample .csv file with the necessary headers.

  5. Prepare data for import: Based on the downloaded file, create your bulk information in the .csv format. Once your file is ready, click Choose File, select the prepared comma-separated values (.csv) file, and click Import File.

  6. Validate import results: Click Validate to check your import results. If there are any Records with errors, fix them in the .csv file before starting the import.

  7. Launch import: After successful validation, click Import File.

  8. Click Cancel to decline the import.


Interactive status messages inform about the import progress, and once the import is complete, the changes are reflected in the list upon refresh. Additionally, an email message with the import status is delivered to your mailbox.


See a short demo on how to export and import data, below.

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