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Ingest Data Overview

Ingest data can be used to quickly populate data into your MyTime account. The ability to ingest data is controlled by the "Accessing Ingest Data" access control. In this article, we will provide an overview of what Ingest Data is used for and what it contains.


Reasons to Use Ingest Data

Ingest data is most commonly used for:

  • Data migration for a new merchant coming to MyTime with existing data from another system
  • Easily update existing data for a merchant already using MyTime, such as a large service price update

Resources that can be Ingested

Different items can be imported for the resource depending on the selected choice. The following resources can be imported with Ingest Data:

  • Locations, Employees
  • Service Categories
  • Services
  • Employee Titles
  • Pricing for Services
  • Pricing Templates (for the price by staff/location/title/group/etc)
  • Service Duration
  • Duration Templates (for the duration by staff/location/title/group/etc)
  • Add On Mappings to map add-ons to individual services
  • Breed Groups to add breeds for pet merchants
  • CustomServicesMappings
  • CustomFields (custom fields that should be added to client profiles)
  • Clients
  • Pets
  • Blockages
  • Appointments
  • Promo Codes
  • Memberships (membership setup)
  • Client Memberships (memberships that belong to clients)
  • Inventories
  • Tickets
  • Purchase Orders
  • Classes
  • Gift card purchases (gift cards that belong to clients)
  • Bundles (bundle setup)  

What is Required in the Files?

When you import a file, specific things are required:

  • It must be a ZIP file
  • It must have a manifest
  • It must have at least one CSV file

Full List of Field Options

This file contains the full list of field options for creating your .csv files to import. Please see the file here

For more information contact us at support@mytime.com.

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