Importing tags, sections, or users from a Google Sheet


You can import tags, sections, or users into Brightspot from a Google Sheet.

Note
In order to import Google Drive files into Brightspot, you must first have configured the integration. For details, see Configuring the Google Drive integration.

To import tags, sections, or users from a Google Sheet:

  1. In the header, click the search field to open the search panel.
  2. Under Global Filters, in the Any Content Type filter, select Google Drive File.
    Any Content Type search filter.png Any Content Type search filter.png
  3. Click the title of the Google Sheet you want to import into Brightspot.
  4. Under the Converter list, select Google Sheet.
    Note
    Using this menu, you can also import the Google Drive file as a general digital asset. For details, see Importing Google Drive files as DAM assets.
    Google Drive import widget.png Google Drive import widget.png
  5. Under Convert to Type, select either Section, Tag, or User.
  6. Toggle on Has Header Row if your Google Sheet includes a header row. When toggled on, Brightspot lists the headings for you as you configure field mappings. When toggled off, Brightspot lists the columns as letters.
  7. Under Field Mappings, do the following:
    1. Click add_circle_outline.
    2. Under Column, select the column containing the field you are mapping.
    3. Under Field, select one of the following:
      1. If importing tags or sections:
        • Display Name—Sets the values in this column as the names of the tags or sections in Brightspot.
        • Description—Sets the values in this column as the descriptions of the tags or sections in Brightspot.
        • Parent—Sets the values in this column as the parents of the tags or sections you are importing into Brightspot. If no parent by the given name already exists, Brightspot creates it and assigns the tag or section to which it pertains.
      2. If importing users:
        • Name—Sets the values in this column as the names of the users in .
        • Email—Sets the values in this column has the email addresses of the users in .
        • Username—Sets the values in this column as the usernames of the users in .
        • Password—Sets the values in this column as the passwords of the users in . You may enter a password, or enter changeme to force the user to change their password upon first log in.
    4. Repeat steps 7a–7c for all columns in the Google Sheet.
  8. Click Import.
  9. When the import completes, refresh the page to view the list of the tags or sections you imported.
    Note
    All tags or sections imported from a Google Sheet to Brightspot are published upon the completion of the import, but without URLs. For details on the options you have available when updating them, see Tag, Section.

Example Import

The following image displays a Google Sheet that has been configured for import into Brightspot.

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In the Import widget, under Field Mappings, three mappings are configured pertaining to the three columns in the sample spreadsheet:

  • Mapping 1Brightspot maps column A as parent.
    Field mapping 1.png Field mapping 1.png
    • In the Column field, column A (referred to in the Google Sheet header as "Parent") is selected.
    • In the Field field, Parent is selected.
  • Mapping 2Brightspot maps column B as tag name.
    Field mapping 2.png Field mapping 2.png
    • In the Column field, column B (referred to in the Google Sheet header as "Display Name") is selected.
    • In the Field field, Display Name is selected.
  • Mapping 3Brightspot maps column C as description.
    Field mapping 3.png Field mapping 3.png
    • In the Column field, column C (referred to in the Google Sheet header as "Description") is selected.
    • In the Field field, Description is selected.

After clicking Import, Brightspot performs the import according to following mappings:

  • Apple is created as a tag with Red as its parent and A red fruit as its description.
  • Kumquat is created as a tag with Orange as its parent and An orange fruit as its description.
  • Lemon is created as a tag with Yellow as its parent and A yellow fruit as its description.
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A list of tags imported from the Google Sheet.
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The tag Lemon imported from the Google Sheet. The parent Yellow and the description A yellow fruit are associated to it.
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