Comment Import

Who can use this feature?

Only the Application Owner role can use this feature.

Communication exchange is a key part of a successful innovation journey. To populate the  ITONICS platform with existing communication, you may want to use the dynamic comment import.

How to import comments

The comment import consists of the following steps:

Go to Settings > Export/Import Data > Comment Import > Entity to open the comment import page for an entity. (1)

Download the import template by clicking on the “Generate Import Template” button on the right-hand side. (2)


The generated import template consists of the following columns:

    • ID: The ID column expects a positive integer value. ITONICS is looking into solutions for choosing the ID as a unique identifier as well during import. For now the ID column is just relevant during the export and therefore can be left empty. 
    • Title: The Title column expects a string value of an existing element. This field is mandatory.
    • Commented By: The Commented By column expects an existing username to set the submitter information for the comment. This field is mandatory.
    • Created At: The Created At column expects a valid date format (yyyy-mm-dd) and sets the create date accordingly. This field is mandatory.
  • Body: The Body column expects a string value. This field is mandatory.

Upload it to the platform by clicking the Choose file button. (3)

Import the excel file to the platform by clicking the Import button. (4)


If the import was successful, you'd get a pop-up confirmation.

If the import identifies errors, warnings, or missing values the import will be cancelled by showing the identified issues.

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