Admins can import an existing set of users to accelerate the expansion of the network. Each user’s profile information (name, title, etc) and even skills can be imported via a text file. Optionally, these users can then be invited to join the network as soon as they're imported. Regardless, whenever the imported users register, their imported information will already be pre-populated saving them time and effort.
Profile Import File Template
WhoKnows has created a template that can be used to import the skills. It is a pipe-delimited text file with the following definition:
First Name (required) – first name of user
Last Name (required) – last name of user
ProfilePictureURL– public URL of profile picture to import
Company – company of user
Title – title of user
Department – department of user
Location – address of user
Email (required) – email address of user
MobilePhone – phone of user
Skills – list of skills for the user; this value should be a comma-separated list skills
Chris|Macomber|https://d20jpxxtu63wzl.cloudfront.net/static/7695d1cce04a04f59253a8082d04c487_e2b7a847c039d|WhoKnows|CEOemail@example.com|Project Management, Multivariate Testing, Product Management
How To Import Users
Go to Admin link in the account dropdown
Go to the Settings page and Network tab.
Click on the Import Users button.
Select the file in the CSV format described above and click Open.
The users will be imported and added to the network as inactive in the User tab.
Optionally, you can click the checkbox to send an invite to all of the newly imported users.