Add Events and Tasks from CSV Files

PrintableCal can import from CSV files. The files must be formatted with a header row, followed by any number of event or task rows. 

To configure PrintableCal to import from a CSV file when creating calendars, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Add Calendar button on the Calendar Data Sources step and select the Local -> CSV File option. 
  2. Select the CSV file to be imported.
  3. PrintableCal will try to determine the mapping of columns found in the selected CSV file. You can override the column mapping as needed. Since PrintableCal only uses a subset of the possible data, some fields won't have any mapping to PrintableCal. The mapping for non-applicable fields can be set blank to be ignored, or set to the Description field to have their contents appended to the item descriptions that appear in some templates.
  4. If the OK button is disabled, make sure mappings to the Title and Start (or Start Date) fields are specified. These are the only required fields.
  5. ​Click the OK button to add the selected CSV File to PrintableCal's list of available calendar sources.
  • Hi Lou, the ability to import from local CSV files was added to PrintableCal 2019. It's not in earlier versions of PrintableCal. Please make sure you're using the latest version by clicking the About button on the PrintableCal tab of the ribbon menu.

    If you're using the latest version, try these steps:
    1. Click the "Create Calendar" button on the Printable tab of the ribbon.
    2. Select the desired template and click Next.
    3. Adjust the template settings as needed and click Next.
    4. Click the "Add Calendar" button near the top of the "Create Calendar" panel.
    5. Expand the "Local" sub-menu.
    6. Select the "CSV File" option.

    The page linked below provides additional information and screenshots:

    I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  • I don't see the option under Data Sources to import from a local CSV file?

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