Errors During Import

When conducting an import, if there are errors in the process those errors will be displayed.  Errors appear under the following conditions:

Columns that do not exist: in the event that the import file contains a column that does not exist in the activity as a variable, the following error will be shown: “The column column_name does not exist in this activity.”

Scale values that do not exist: in the event that the import file contains a scale value that does not exist in the activity as a response option, the following error will be shown: “The response option scale_value does not exist in this activity for the variable variable_name.”

Missing required columns: in the event that the import file is missing columns for variables that are configured as required in the activity, the following error will be shown: “The import file is missing X required column(s), these will need to be added before import.”

Unsupported file types: in the event that the import file is in a format other than tab delimited, the following error will be shown: “The file type file_extension is not supported, please use a tab delimited, .txt file to perform this import.”

Mismatch data types: in the event that the import file contains values for variables that do not match the configured data type, the following error will be shown: “The value does not match the data type configured for variable_name. Please change the value and try again.”