How should I format my file for upload?

Here are some best practices for file formatting when uploading.

There are a few best practices for file formatting:

  • Eliminate blank rows and columns
  • Ensure that every email address is in its own cell
  • List all email addresses in the same column. InstantData only processes one email address column per file
  • Postal addresses should be split into separate fields: address1, address2, city, state and zip
  • Include column headers so InstantData correctly recognizes your data
  • Eliminate duplicate records to avoid extra costs
  • Ensure that all of your data is on one sheet
  • Save your file as comma delimited, with a .csv extension, or tab delimited, with a .txt extension
  • Optionally compress the file using zip