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Accepted List Formats

Contacts Importing & Exporting Updated on March 14, 2022

When uploading or sending your email list to Benchmark, make sure your list is saved in any of the following formats:

  • .CSV (comma separated values)
  • .TXT (tab-delimited)
  • .XLS, and .XLSX first worksheet only (MS Excel)

How to create a .CSV or .XLS file:

  1. In the program you are using, go to the spreadsheet’s settings, sometimes this is known as File.
  2. Then click on the Save or Download option. A menu should appear where you can choose .CSV or .XLS as the file type.
  3. Choose your file type, and save.

A new file should be created and saved to your computer. Now you can proceed to upload your contact list. In the example below, we used the steps mentioned above using a Google spreadsheet.

How to format your list:

  • Your list should have an Email field, without it, we can not import your contact list.
  • The first row of the file should have column names while the actual values start in the second row.

  • For a .CSV file, a two-person contact list with three fields (email, first name, and last name) should look like this:Email,First Name,Last Name,Alasteir,Lujan,Darrin,Bindin
If you are having issues uploading your contact list, please click here to review a list of possible causes.


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