Create Your First Importer

Guidance on creating your first importer.
Once you have registered and logged in to our site, you will be presented with our Get Started menu, highlighting the steps to creating, testing, and customizing your first importer with us.
Get Started
Expand the Create an Importer step and click Create an Importer.
Create an Importer
Provide a name for the Importer. Click Continue.
Name the Importer
You will then be asked whether you want your importer to be self-hosted or Fuse-Hosted. If the instance will be customer-facing, select self-hosted. If used as an internal tool, and not customer facing, select Fuse-hosted.
Select Hosting Option
Next, it's time to add a column. Click Add a Column.
Add Columns
Fill in the required information.
Provide Column info
  1. 1.
    Internal key - This is an identifier for the column that can be called upon by hooks and initializations for coding purposes. This will be lower case, and any spaces will be replaced by an underscore.
  2. 2.
    Column Label - This is the name that will appear on top of the column. Type it as you wish it presented (capitalized etc...)
  3. 3.
    Column Type - This is the type of data that will be in the column.
    • String - This is used for any type of data that includes numbers and characters, such as names, addresses, etc.
    • Integer - This is used for numerical data, expressed as a whole number.
    • Float - This is used for long decimal values such as pi that continue beyond the represented numbers.
    • Boolean - This is used for true and false information.
    • Email - This is a custom validation we have created that ensures email addresses follow the proper format.
    • Drop-down - Otherwise known as structured data. In other words, this refers to specific response choices beyond yes or no, true or false parameters.
    • URL - This is used to enforce that a URL is formatted correctly.
    • Date - This is for date entries, and enforces a uniform date format.
    • Date Time - This is for date and time entries, and enforces a uniform date format.
    • Time - This is for time entries, and enforces a uniform time format.
  4. 4.
    Required - Check this box to mark the column as required.
The Column is added. Click 'Got it!'
Column Added
Click Add a Column and repeat as necessary until you have all your desired columns.
Continue Adding Columns
Once columns have been added, we can move on to the next step.
All Columns Added