User Import User Guide

The User Import Manager Interface consist of a single page and provides all options to rapidly import a batch of users into the MODX user database. There is no limit for the count of users to import.

User Interface Description

All interface fields should be pretty self-explanatory but for the sake of completeness here is a description of all fields:

The User Tab

(Screenshot: User Import Management Interface - Import Screen)

The GoodNews Tab (only v2.x and later)

(Screenshot: GoodNews groups and categories assignment)

The Notification Template Tab

(Screenshot: User Import Management Interface - Notification Template Screen)

The Import Process

To start the import process, simply hit Start import button from the Action bar (top right). A MODX console log window opens and you can watch how your users are imported. The console will also show any errors which occure.

(Screenshot: User Import Management Interface - Console)

The date/time of the import and a unique Import-Key is written to the extended fields of each imported user. With this unique Import-Key it is easy to identify each batch of imported users for later reference.
One of the next versions of User Import will include a feature to completely roll back an import based on this Import-Key!

Saving Import Presets

On the top right (action buttons) you will find a Save Settings button. Hitting this button will save most of the interface field values as system settings. Each time you load the User Import manager page, the corresponding fields will be prefilled with their values from system settings.

The following fields are saved as system settings

Please note that the field values are not saved as presets by starting an import process! You always need to hit the Save Settings button.