Import contacts from Google Drive - Online Help | Zoho Campaigns

Import contacts from Google Drive - New Version

Zoho Campaigns lets you to import contacts from different cloud storage services. You can import contacts stored in Google Drive as contacts in Zoho Campaigns. The file to be imported should meet the following requirements,
  1. It should be in either Excel or CSV format. Text files are not supported.
  2. It should have an email address field.

Learn more about how to integrate your Google Drive and Zoho Campaigns.

Import Contacts

  1. From the Navigation toolbar, choose Contacts and then All Contacts.
    all contacts
  2. Click on Import button and click Select File.
    import button
    select file to import
  3. Hover over Google Drive and click.
    import from google drive
  4. Add Subscription Type. 
    Subscription Type.
  5. Associate your contacts with necessary topics. If you associate topics, you have to select the lawful basis of communication.
  6. Choose a mailing list and the file from which you need to import contacts. 
  7. Fields from file are pre-mapped with Campaign fields. You can change a mapped Campaign field by clicking on the Campaign Fields drop down.
  8. Click Save.
    field mapping

Import Process

File import process takes place in five steps,

  1. File read - Selected file is scanned before commencing import.
  2. Invalid Patterns - Contact detail without an email address or with an invalid email address ( For example, "johndoe.yahoo.com", "julia@gnail.com", "darren@outlookcom") are ignored.
  3. Unsupported emails - Group email addresses(hr@zylker.comadmin@zylker.com) are ignored.
  4. File Duplicates - Already imported contacts are ignored to avoid duplication.
  5. New & Duplicates - New contacts' details are imported into the mailing list. 

Import Result

Upon importing the file, Import Result is generated which displays the detailed report of the import. You can view file name, import status and, the number of newly added, re-added, duplicate and ignored contacts. You can click on the Import History link to view previous import details.

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