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Microsoft Excel importer

Versio.io can import, historize and process monitoring data from Microsoft Excel worksheets.

Approach

The Microsoft Excel importer enables you to insert your own data into the predefined tables of the Versio.io Microsoft Excel template for imports into the Versio.io CMDB database. Each row represents a configuration item (CI) in Versio.io, which is created (Instance) or updated (Change) in Versio.io.

Microsoft Excel import template Figure: Microsoft Excel import template

 

Microsoft Excel data in Versio.io Figure: Microsoft Excel data in Versio.io CMDB

The entity name

The name of the Microsoft Excel worksheet defines the entity name for created instances in the Versio.io database.

The data of an instance or change

The first column of the Microsoft Excel table is reserved for one unique identifier (ID) per instance. You can assign the ID freely using characters, numbers and special characters (no spaces!).

Please make sure that you use the IDs only once per entity. Otherwise you would overwrite data from line X with data from line Y.

Preconditions

To import data from Microsoft Excel into the Versio.io CMDB you need the following data:

  • URL to your Versio.io instance to access the database service
  • Versio.io environment you store your data in
  • Versio.io API token with write access for the specific environment and instance

Response

The second column shows the return result of the Versio.io database for every instance. The following Versio.io database status can be displayed next to potential error messages:

  • created: The Versio.io database recognized that this is a new instance and created it in the database.
  • updated: The Versio.io database detected that this is a modified instance and has extended the history of the instance in the database.
  • discarded: The Versio.io database detected that there is no change to the instance and updates only the time of the import to the database.

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