Importing Weights from a CSV file
To import into CattleMax, the weight file must be downloaded in a CSV format file from your scale, or the user can create a CSV format file and save it to the desktop or other location on the computer to make it easy to find.
The file must have a form of animal ID, date, and weight, but it can also contain other measurement areas.
In CattleMax click on Cattle and then on Import from Spreadsheet.
On the pop up choose what you are importing (Measurements), Browse for your CSV file, and then choose what status the animals are:
On the next screen, you will map your spreadsheet columns to the corresponding fields in CattleMax. With the new Import from Spreadsheet feature, you can import more than just weights. The top section is to match the form of ID you will be using (ear tag, brand, EID, etc....) The second section matches the other column headings. If you have data on your spreadsheet that does not pertain to this import, you can simply put a check mark beside that column heading and CattleMax will skip that column of data. This will help keep down errors.
Specify Bulk Fill fields are used to add information, not on your spreadsheet that should be applied to all Animals. For weights, it could be Category - birth, gain, weaning, etc.. You can also use Reference Notes to specify a past weight for this current weight to be referenced to.
After all the data is matched and any Bulk Fill areas are done, it is time to Validate the data. If all data is validated correctly you will get the following screen and be allowed to import the data into your account. Any errors and the process stops and gives you the error so you can fix it before importing bad data to your account.
Watch a short "How-To" video