Fix UTF-8 CSV Encoding Errors

Pingboard's CSV import tools require CSV files with UTF-8 encoding. If your CSV file isn't saved with UTF-8 encoding, we may not be able to process the file or you may run into other errors.

To save a text file with UTF-8 encoding in Excel (on a Windows computer):

  1. Click Choose File->Save As from the menu
  2. In the "Save as type" dropdown, select
    Comma Separated Values (*.csv)
  3. Select Web Options from the Tools... dropdown at the bottom of the dialog box
  4. Select the Encoding tab
  5. In the "Save this document as:" dropdown, select Unicode (UTF-8)

If you're using a Mac, the best option is to open and export the file as a CSV using Apple Numbers or Google Sheets instead.

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