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Comment: updates for Data Import v2.0.0

titleLatest Release

August November 2022: On behalf of the Ed-Fi community, we are pleased to announce the release of Data Import v1v2.30.20. For more details see What's New.


Data Import is a tool that simplifies the loading of CSV data to the Operational Data Store (ODS) of the Ed-Fi ODS / API. The import handles domains where vendor integration to the Ed-Fi APIs is inchoate or nonexistent from legacy data sources such as state assessment systems. The system works by providing methods to extract information out of spreadsheet-based CSV data files, and transform and load to the Ed-Fi ODS / API.

The Data Import tool is a multi-project C# .NET solution. It has a web administration panel in ASP.NET to view data and job status, and .NET command-line server components to process data. Data Import is compatible with Ed-Fi ODS / API v2.5 and higher, and also Ed-Fi ODS / API v3.1 and higher.

Primary features of Data Import include:

  • Obtain CSVs via SFTP, FTPS, web site, or manual upload
  • Map CSVs to Ed-Fi API endpoints and map CSV columns to Ed-Fi attributes
  • Populate CSV row data into an Ed-Fi ODS / API based on mappings
  • View import job status and other details

Data Import is a tool that is designed to accommodate local education agency (LEA) or school district sized data, typically with source files in the range of 40-100k rows.  For state education agency (SEA) sized data that range in the millions of rows, other enterprise-grade ETL solutions may be better geared to solve data ingestion needs. 


The Data Import tool is licensed through an Ed-Fi License.


Documentation for Data Import is available online.