Songs can be imported from a custom built import file or directly from Planning Center Online (PCO). If you choose to import using PCO, simply export your songs from their system and choose the Planning Center Online option when importing.
To view an example of how your information should be formatted, download the file below.
The following information can be imported for songs.
You can also add in arrangement details for songs. If the song does not have any additional arrangements, the default setting is ‘Default arrangement’. Elvanto allows up to 3 arrangements to be imported using the import function.
Log in to your Elvanto account and navigate to the Admin Area and click on Songs -> Import. Once the page has loaded, select whether you’re importing from a CSV or from Planning Center Online. Then select your import file to upload and click ‘Continue’.
Your import file will then upload to our server. Depending on the size of your import file and the speed of your internet connection, this may take some time.
If importing from PCO, you will receive a notification that the import is complete. If you are importing via CSV, a page will then load and ask for you to match the corresponding import column to its Elvanto counterpart. Each column gives you an overwrite option, which only applies if you’re updating songs that already exist in the database.
Once your columns are matched, scroll to the bottom to configure how the script will handle new and duplicate songs. Double check that your columns match correctly, and when you’re ready, click the ‘Import’ button. This may take some time depending on how many records you are importing.
Once your import is complete you will receive a notification and a record of how many records were updated.
Need us to review your import file?
Our customer service team can review your import file prior to you performing the import. Feel free to contact us at any time.