It’s simple to build your own choice list using the online editor, but if you already have an extensive list of items, you can import it as a CSV file.

Preparing a CSV for Import

You can structure your list inside of a spreadsheet to load in and automatically create a classification set. You will need to format the values in a CSV file. A single column of items will be converted to a drop down menu of choices when imported and linked to one of your apps. 

In this example, we have a list of land use zoning types to import

If you wish to leverage values for your choice lists than you can have column filled out with the values you want to use for each choice option label.

Importing your CSV file

Once you have your file formatted correctly, save it as a CSV file format. From the homepage:

  1. Select Choice Lists in the options column on the left side.

  2. On the Choice list page, select Import Choice List in the upper-right part of the screen.


  • You want to make sure that there are no empty rows in the CSV file being imported. This will result in the import failing since the choice list importer attempts to create a choice option for every row in the CSV file.

  • Download a sample file to view the required formatting: Choice List Format Sample File

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