Can I use an import to modify existing records?

My manager and I are working on streamlining our record types.  She would like to have less fields in them and is thinking about combining a couple of fields into one descriptive field.  I am wondering if I can use an import to modify the existing records to add information to the new fields we are adding without changing the Record Number.

  • Suggested Answer

    Hi Brent,

    Have a look at DataPort which should be available as an Admin via the Administrator > Import/Export menu in Content Manager

    One of the options, on import, is to 'Update on Duplicate' which should allow the records to be updated. Make sure to map Record Number in your import so it knows what records are being set.

    Some versions of DataPort act a little differently, so let us know your CM version number if you run into any trouble.

    -Scotty