• Download an empty CSV template file: import_stash.csv
  • Save the file on your desktop and open it in Excel:

  • Fill out the template with your accessories data. See the table below for the file structure details.
    • Note 1: only Name field is mandatory and must be populated, all other columns are optional and can be left empty.
    • Note 2: wish list and owned items can be mixed in the same file. For wish list items set Wish list value to Y.
    • Note 3: for wish list items you can fill out the following columns: name, item type, condition, dimensions, weight, quantity, manufacturer and note.

    Column name Max length Note
    Type 50 Lookup data (please read more here).
    Seeded stash item types.
    Name 200 Mandatory!
    Condition 50 Lookup data.
    Seeded conditions.
    Dimensions 200 Item dimensions.
    Weight 50 Item weight.
    Note 4000 Try not to use all available 4000 chars, keep it short and simple.
    Year built 30 Can be a string or just a number, for example 1987
    Manufacturer 200 Free text entry.
    Date purchased 8 Date in format YYYYMMDD, for example 20191201 (Dec 1, 2019)
    Price purchased 30 Do not include the currency symbol, just numbers, for example 1299.95 ($1,299.55)
    Current value 30 Do not include the currency symbol, just numbers, for example 1299.95 ($1,299.55)
    Quantity 30 A positive number.
    Serial number 150
    Wish list 1 Put Y if this item is in your wish list.

    Lookup data

    The application maintains lists of reusable values (aka 'lookups') for some data fields. This simplifies manual data input and keeps the app data consistent and clean. In a new application installation those lists already populated (seeded) with some values. Here is the list of lookups for stash data:
    • Stash item types
    • Conditions - shared with guns and cold steel
    For the fields marked as "Lookup data" open the related lookup data link, find the value, (for example type name) and copy and paste it to the field.

    If you don't find a value you need, type it in in the field - the import process will pick up this new value and add it to the lookup list.
  • Save your data as a CSV file. Feel free to change the file name.
  • Open the CSV file in Notebook. Take a quick look to make sure everything looks good. You should see something similar to this:
  • Transfer the file to the mobile device to start import process.