I am having several problems with CSV importing for the first time:
First, I am able to import the file, but I can’t find the items when I do an item search. I think this means the file didn’t import correctly. Am I right?
When I prepare for a CSV import, I know that it requires a column delimiter. What does that mean I need to do to my Excel spreadsheet? Do I put commas at the end of each cell to serve as a column delimiter? By the way, I have already made sure I had double quotes around text, and I selected the default delimiters.
When I try to map columns to elements, I am missing an element for my “File Name” column. Should my file names be mapped to “Identifier”? In other words, I’ve mapped “Identifier” to my Identifiers (such as jsg_2020_03_01_a), but I still have my file names (such as jsg_2020_03_01_a.jpg) to map. And I don’t see an element for file name.
Is it ok not to map some of my columns to elements if I don’t want that information included? Or do I need to delete those columns in my spreadsheet first?
Also, should I import my images using the DropBox plugin before I import the CSV metadata? How do these two link together? Is that done by checking the “File” box for the element on the mapping page?
I know these must be very basic questions, but I’m just not understanding the manual. Thanks in advance.