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The Veracross Data Importer allows you to add non-system person classifications — as well as their start/end times, grading periods, and notes — to existing person records in batch. This article covers the fields needed in the person classification CSV import. All data updated through this import type must already exist in Veracross — no new classifications, people, or grading periods can be created in this way.
Preparing the Data for Import
Prepare a comma-separated value (CSV) file containing the data for the fields listed below. This CSV file must contain a column for each field listed below and they must be in that same order. Even if no content is populated in the non-required columns, a column must nonetheless exist as a placeholder in order for the Data Importer to properly read the file.
Fields on this Import Type
All required fields are highlighted in orange and have an asterisk(*) next to their name.
|person_id*||Numeric — This is the value in the Person ID field in a Find Person query.|
This is the Person ID of the record the classification is being applied to.
|classification*||Numeric — The is the value in the ID field in this Person Classification query.|
This is the ID of the Person Classification that is being added to the person record.
This classification cannot be a system classification — it must be school-defined.
|start_school_year||Numeric — This is the value in the Year column in the Years query. This is the school year that the person began having this classification.|
|end_school_year||Numeric — This is the value in the Year column in the Years query. This is the school year that the person finished having this classification.|
|start_date||Date in the YYYY-MM-DD format — This is the start date for when this classification should be applied to the person.|
|end_date||Date in the YYYY-MM-DD format — This is the end date for when this classification should be applied to the person.|
|grading_period||Numeric — This is the value in the ID column of the Grading Periods query. This is the valid grading period that this classification should be associated with.|
Leaving this blank or populating it with a 0 automatically applies the ALL grading period.
|notes||Text — Any notes that should be stored on the Person Classification record.|
This field may contain a maximum of 1000 characters.
Considerations with this Import Type
There are two things to consider when using the person classification import type:
- all person classifications are applied as Active person classifications
- each combination of person_id and classification may only be present in each import once