Idea Box CSV Import

Idea Box CSV Import

Need to import ideas into your workspace from spreadsheets, business systems or databases via the CSV(Comma Separated Value) file format?

We got the exact tool for fulfilling that purpose. Chisel’s ideabox CSV import tool lets you populate your workspace with data, ideas, and prioritize it.

To begin importing the ideas into your Chisel account, first navigate to your profile on the top right corner of your workspace.

Click on the ‘integrations’ button and scroll till the end to click on the ‘import’ button right next to the ‘Ideabox CSV Import’ box.

Click on ‘choose file’ and select the necessary CSV file from your computer that contains the ideas data which you wish to import.

This is what your CSV file must look like.

Here are a few pointers to consider when adding data to your CSV file.

  • The internal priority column must have either numeric or string data. For example, 1-5-10 corresponds to ‘nice to have,’ should have,’ and ‘must have.’
  • The organization field should not contain comma-separated values such as organization 1, organization 2 for a singular idea.
  • Dates in the date field must be in this format: mm-dd-yyyy or mm/dd/yyyy
  • Number field can only have numeric data and not a number in words
  • The selection field must contain the value that matches the options present in Chisel custom field. Also, note that this column is case-insensitive.

Pro tip: The Idea Box CSV import tool only needs to be used once per CSV.

Once you have uploaded the CSV file, a list of options related to your ideas list will be displayed.

The CSV tool currently supports most of the idea fields such as “Name,” “Description,” “Internal Priority,” “Labels,” “Organization,” “User Email,” “User Name,” and various “Custom Fields (CF).”

In the ‘Mapping’ section, match your respective CSV column with Chisel’s respective idea columns.

Once you select and match the necessary columns, have a look at the live preview of what the imported ideas will look like in your workspace. 

Note: If there are any errors while importing the data, an error message will appear with steps on correcting the issue. 

Finally, click on the ‘import ideas’ button. 


Now, to check all the imported ideas that you just added, go to your Idea Box tool.