Customized excel import

edited November 21, 2019 in Ideas
I'm really liking Skuid's excel import feature! Quick question, we would like customize some parts of the process. There are 3 points we would like to play with:
1) The title of the page.
2) The photo
3) The most important part... Can we change the temp file which gets downloaded, to a template that we specify?

Since this page is a VisualForce page in the skuid managed package which gets the download file from the StaticResource it seems like we can't change anything. Is there any way we can get the file to change other than recreating the entire process (apex controller, VF page, etc.)?
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  • Craig RosenbaumCraig Rosenbaum ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 12, 2019
    We would also be very interested in doing this exact thing. Moshe, did you find a solution?
  • edited April 8, 2015
    Nope, I did reach out to the Skuid folks, but I think they're not ready to open this up to be modified. If other people want this as well, I imagine they could accommodate this change ;)
  • Rob HatchRob Hatch 💎💎💎
    edited September 1, 2016
    Yes Moshe.  Drum up the support.  We do listen to our customers.  But we haven't yet heard a groundswell of interest in further investment in the import function.  Maybe you can change that.  
  • Craig RosenbaumCraig Rosenbaum ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 12, 2019
    Well, there's at least two now :)
  • edited March 28, 2015
    What is this import function?  Where can I learn more about it.  (I tried searching, but came up empty.  Kept finding pages with "IMPORTant" on them.
    I'd like to import CSV and Excel too.

  • Rob HatchRob Hatch 💎💎💎
    edited September 1, 2016
    Seth.  Here is the tutorial that covers the Import Wizard  Hopefully the tone of this thread doesn't fill you with dispair.  It really is a cool tool. 
  • edited December 15, 2016
    I know of another company that wants this feature.  I think it would be a great addition to Skuid.
  • edited November 21, 2019
    This would be very valuable for a number of use-cases in our environment.
  • David ForderDavid Forder ✭✭
    edited January 20, 2018
    Same here
  • edited May 7, 2018
    Mysterious. Is this a feature that used to exist, but has been disappeared? Would be useful. Any relation to data source objects?
  • Bill McCulloughBill McCullough 💎💎
    edited May 7, 2018

    The feature is still there.  It is a VisualForce page that you can redirect to for imports.  You just need to specify the object.  Here is an example URL:
    Here is a posting that gives you some other options that you can use with the Import page.


  • edited May 7, 2018
    Thank you so much, Bill
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