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Export, Edit, and Import E-list Member Lists (Lyris)

Sometimes you need to make major changes to the membership of a list. This article provides the building blocks for that.

This article applies to: E-lists (Lyris)


Sometimes you need to make major changes to the membership of a list. Some examples:

  • merging two lists
  • moving all of a list's members to another list
  • updating a list of students (removing those who have graduated, adding those who have arrived)

You may find it easiest to do your work in a spreadsheet program like Excel or Google Sheets. (In the procedures below, we'll refer to Excel—to keep the sentences short—but you can use whatever spreadsheet app you prefer.) The files you'll be working with are in .csv (Comma Separated Values) format.

Basic Procedures

Export a List of Members

Import a List of Members

Common Tasks

Merge Two or More Member Lists

Migrate Members from One E-list to Another

Create a Member List for Import

Edit an Exported Member List

Notes on CSV File Content

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