Instead of starting a workshop from scratch, you can import a list of existing cards or cluster that you have generated with a previous Stormz workshop or with another application.
Preparing the CSV file
In order to import cards into Stormz you must create a CSV file with the list of your cards.
CSV is a simple file format that can be read by a wide range of applications such as MS Word or Excel.
- id: unique identifier. Mandatory for clusters
- type (mandatory): cluster or idea
- title (mandatory): the title of the card
- content: the main content of the card (empty by default)
- aside: true or false (false by default)
- parent: the id of the cluster for idea cards (Mandatory for ideas)
id,type,title,content,parent 1,cluster,"Cluster 1",1 2,idea,"Idea 1","This is a great idea",1 3,idea,"Idea2","And another one",1
Export cards from a previous workshop
See how to export cards and choose the CSV file format.
Export cards from MS Excel
- Create a new Excel file: File > New...
- On the first line, write the name of the fields : id, type, title, content and score (this last field is optional).
Be careful not to make any typos on the names as Stormz won't be able to recognize them during the import phase.
- Copy and paste the list of cards, you must have at least a title and a content.
You should have something like that :
- Now click on Save as and select CSV as the output format.
You should now have an CSV file compatible with Stormz.
Export cards from other applications
Many application have a way to export data as CSV or into Excel.
We suggest you either:
- Export it as CSV or Excel and modify the file into excel (see "Export cards from Excel)
- Export it as CSV and modify the list directly in a text editor (see "CSV file format")
Import cards into Stormz
Prerequisite: a list of cards saved as a CSV file.
- Create a new workshop or join an existing one
- Go to the workshop settings page
- Click on the Import entry
- Click on Select a file
- Locate and select your CSV file
- Here you are, your cards have been imported
If you have error messages while importing
We suggest you open you CSV file with a simple text editor and check if:
- The first line contains the field names
- The first line contains at least "title" and "content"
- Each value is separated by a comma
- Each card is on a separate line
- Values with spaces or commas are enclosed within double-quote characters