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Date format on Confiform import API


I have a CSV file with 100's of rows ready to import to a new confiform.


I am trying to import the data using the Import API and the dates are not importing

When I used dd-mm-yyyy or MMM-dd-yyyy as the format then the date all come through as 1st Jan 1970

I have tried MMM dd, yyyy - but this throws the C of the CSV file  


I have tried "dd/MMM/yy h:mm a" and "dd/mmm/yy h:mm am/pm" but they both throw errors... 


Any ideas?

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Solved this myself using MMM dd, yyyy

You need to make sure there are no commas in the excel file except in the date which is in the format MMM dd, yyyy

Then Find and Replace the commas with "|"

The save the CSV and open it in word 

Now Replace All commas with tilda ("~")

and then replace the "|" with commas - save the CSV file

Then when you use the import make sure you change the Delimiter on the API to ~



I think it would have been easier if the Import API worked with dates from an excel file

The format is the same as you have defined in your Confluence or the timestamp (numeric value)

Hey Alex,


The date format in the Confiform is MMM dd, yyyy


The date format in my excel file is MMM dd, yyyy


But it wont upload correctly unless I do the steps I called out - should the API be able to work with Excel? 

Yes, Import API works with excel files

HI Alex

That's great - but would you be able to post an excel file with dates in MMM dd, yyyy that would work? Mine still dont work.



I dont quite understand what is the issue... here is my quick test 

(community does not allow me to upload anything but the images, so I cannot give you the excel file - but you can see it in the screencast)

I did exactly what you did - but I get this import 2.PNGdate import.PNG

But your date in excel file does not match the formatting pattern you have - MMM dd, yyyy

Don't you see that?


On that one yes - I did a quick example - here are other


Test 2.2.PNGTest 2.1.PNGTest 2.PNG


I have entered the customer format in excel as MMM dd, yyyy, but it saves it as mmm dd, yyyy

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