Note : Before you proceed with the following instructions, back up the database. If your organization integrates multiple Blackbaud products, refer to the Additional Requirements section of the backup article. 

Prior to importing, we suggest marking Validate Now on the General tab.: Validating the data will not import the information in the system. This is a test run of the import.


  1. Create an import file with the required fields (BB102268) 
  • The import file require the following fields
    • Student Import ID
    • Class Import ID (this field is found in a student export by expanding Attendance> By Class> Detail> Class> and double clicking Import ID)
    • Attendance Code
    • Attendance Date 
    • Cycle Day 
    • Class Start Time
  1. In Administration > click Import Records.
  2. Click Attendance by Class (located in Student section) > Click New.
  3. Mark Import New
  4. Browse to the CSV file in the Import file field
  5. Select Student Import ID as the field to use to match records
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  1. Select the File Layout tab and select the Import File does not contain field names option ONLY if your import file does not have header. If your Import File contains the field names, mark Fields names are on the first line of the import file. 
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  1. Select the Fields tab and map the fields
    • Student Import ID: Mapped to Student Import ID in the Student Section
    • Class Import ID:    Mapped to Class Import Id in the Attendance by Class Section
    • Attendance Code:  Mapped to Attendance Code in the  Attendance by Class Section
    • Attendance Date:   Mapped to Attendance Date  in the Attendance by Class Section
    • Cycle Day             Mapped to Cycle Day in the Attendance by Class Section
    • Class Start Time    Mapped to Start time located in the Attendance By Class Section
  • Note: Multiple classes/days can not all be mapped on the same export line as there are no extensions
  1. Save the import parameters.
  2. Click Validate now (if we marked Validate data only on the general tab) or Import Now