Loading references via Excel

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Loading references via Excel

Postby kelder29 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:38 pm

Hi there,

I have references logged in an Excel file with column headings organized along the usual categories (ref id, Author, publication year etc.) -- I've tried to load this onto Distiller as a csv file, but keep get the following error message:

There is no refid column and no starting refid specified. Please try again and specify a starting refid or add a refid column to the csv.

I do have a ref id heading designated in the first column header, so not sure what the issue is. Any guidance is appreciated -- thank you!

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Re: Loading references via Excel

Postby Henry_Ebron » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:33 pm


Ensure your column header for the Reference id is: Refid

Ensure that you have numeric values in the Refid column.

When you save your spreadsheet, save is a a CSV file (not UTF-8 CSV)

Please let us know how the upload goes


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