Axiell training

EMu: Keeping it moving: Importing data, records, and images

Ben Doty Software Consultant

Whether a new collection arrives that is listed in table format, you are engaged in large-scale digitisation, or a project requires that data be created in Excel prior to being ingested into your system, learning how to conduct imports will save you time, money, and resources. Using this strategy, users can ingest huge amounts of data and circumvent the need for manual data entry.

Course covers:

  • The Import Tool
  • Permissions and Import Tool Registry settings
  • How to build an Import file
  • Data file formats supported by the Import Tool
  • Kinds of fields that can be specified in an Import data file
  • How to find the back-end column name
  • Atomic reference (an attachment field)
  • Table reference (a table of attachments)
  • How to update records with the Import Tool
  • How to append data to a table using the Import Tool
  • How to generate the XML by running a report


We can come to you and run sessions at your location for you and your team, anywhere in the UK, or you can take part in our scheduled classes below.

Aimed at

Anyone responsible for creating or editing data in Adlib Museum.

Guidance level

A basic knowledge of how to use EMu

Course type Course
Price £275 £275
In house sessions are also subject to travel expenses
Duration 1 day 1 day
Trainer Ben Doty Ben Doty
Ben has worked for Axiell as a trainer since 2016, delivering online, on-site, and in-office trainings on an ever-increasing number of Axiell products. In addition, he assists with testing, performs data migrations, consults on new products, writes documentation, and helps out anywhere else necessary.

Ben came to Axiell from a heritage background, working and volunteering at many museums and archives, as well as pursuing a degree in Museum Studies, giving him an understanding of how customers are trying to use Axiell products that he uses to improve training.

[The courses] will definitely give you a good over view of how to begin to use EMu but don't leave it too long to use EMu proper as there is a lot to take in.

Katherine Child, Oxford University Museum of Natural History Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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