Store social media handles, extra emails and phone numbers

Individuals in a membership record now have additional ways to address them: any number of additional fields for social media handles such as their Twitter name, and Facebook name, and alternative email addresses and phone numbers. (The personal phone number field has moved to the new scheme). You can search for handles, open their Twitter page (for example), substitute them in templates and make lists such as “all those with Twitter handles”. Read More…

Simpler spreadsheet imports

Importing membership records from spreadsheet files has been considerably simplified. It is now much more forgiving in its handling of spreadsheets and doesn’t rely so much on Cameo’s internal structure

• Character set encoding in CSV is now detected automatically

• Import direct from Google Sheets

• Import Excel .xlsx files

• Column headings are now familiar captions

• Case, space and punctuation in headings and some fields is ignored

• Example proforma spreadsheets

• Column headings for multiple individuals’ fields can just be repeated

• Error messages refer to spreadsheet row number

• Mark rows and columns you don’t want to import

• More information about what went wrong

• Fix some problems on the fly

• Dates, currency, yes/no values and names can be entered much more flexibly.
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