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CSV Import: Overwrite v. Update
4th April 2017
3:05 pm
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Hi, just need to clear up something. When I import a CSV I have the option of overwriting the data or not. Does not overwriting simply add the records or does it perform an update to existing records and add new ones? What if I make changes to the records through the plugin and then import a CSV after? For example, adding images to the records. Are they lost when you re-import?

4th April 2017
3:11 pm
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Overwrite wipes the people, household and people_meta tables which means you will loose the connection to uploaded images (which are not themselves deleted) and you would need to upload them again to connect them to the person.

Not overwriting means that records would be updated and new ones added.

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4th April 2017
5:29 pm
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Just what I wanted to hear, thanks!

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