Import users list
Whether you have exported a list of users or not, you might want to import users into the platform...
Chamilo allows you to import the users using the same format in which it exported them, obviously, but you can also download two example files by clicking on the link (blue link in the following screen-shot). If you'd like to import users from an external source, the CSV format is generally an easy option as you can generate them with a simple spreadsheet tool.
download the example CSV file,
open it with MS-Excel® and OpenOffice.org (or LibreOffice) Calc® as a CSV file
choose the semi-column as a fields separator
adjust your users list to the spreadsheet format to match the CSV example
save in CSV format
send it to the server using the form where you found the example files
To import a CSV/XML file, follow these steps:
Illustration 52: Administration – Users import
in Browse, search for the file,
choose the file format (CSV or XML),
choose whether to send a welcome mail to new users created through this import,
click on Import
Illustration 53: Administration – Users import report
The report message shows conflicts that might have occurred, and the list of users that might not have been imported.