Import Title vs Description?

January 2023: the current dashboard release has new graphics and some interface changes. Many screenshots still reflect the older release and will be updated shortly.

Auctria has two related fields: Title and Description.

Auctria uses Title as the short name for the item. The "Title" is shown in the item list, reports, and bidder statements. The "Title" is a required piece of information for an item (see the "Required Fields" section in the Add New Item page).

The Description field is a longer block of text that further describes the item. The "Description" is shown on some printed forms and the web site. The Item "Description" is optional.

When you are importing items, you need to map the spreadsheet columns to the table fields.

If you are importing "Items", often your spreadsheet will have a "description" column. You must provide the Title for an item, the Description is optional. If you only have a single description column in your spreadsheet, it should be mapped to Title (as the required field) and not Description.

Mapping the column to both, although possible, will result in duplicate redundant information in the Item details.

Reviewed: March 2023