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Member Import File Converter

Control Panel Location: Tools > Utilities > File Converter

The Convert Delimited Data to XML utility enables you to take member information from a third party application that exports a delimited data file and create an XML file in ExpressionEngine’s Member XML Format. Nearly all delimited formats are accepted, such as the common tab-delimited, comma-delimited, and quote-enclosed formats.

The utility itself contains the instructions needed to assist you with the XML creation, and you should read each area carefully as you proceed. Username, Screen Name, and Email are required, and all standard member database fields are available to you. It is recommended that you do not use member_id, so ExpressionEngine can automatically generate unique Member IDs when the members are later imported from the XML file.

Note: Many applications export field headings as the first line of a delimited data file. You must delete this row, or it will be included as a member element. Field assignment takes place during the conversion process, so those field headings will not be necessary to define your file’s structure.

Mass Notification Export

Control Panel Location: Tools > Utilities > Mass Notification Export

The Mass Notification Export utility enables you to export a CSV file of the ID, screen name, username, and email address for all your Members. This action will be logged to the /cp/logs/cp.

This can be used to notify users in the unfortunate event of a data breach. We recommend validating the email addresses before sending any mass notification emails, otherwise your server could end up blocked. Any of the following services will validate email addresses:


Member Import

Control Panel Location: Tools > Utilities > Member Import

The Member Import Utility enables you to import members from other systems utilizing ExpressionEngine’s special Member Import XML format.