Learn to use Google Sheets to combine the first and last name into a single column in your .CSV file to successfully import multiple contacts onto your site with Kajabi.
In this article:
Why do I need to combine the first and last name?
To import multiple contacts onto your site you can upload a CSV file or copy/paste from a CSV file.
However, Kajabi requires a single name field to function properly with the import contacts tool.
If your CSV export contains two columns for the first and last name you can use functions to combine the separate columns into a single separate column with spreadsheets like Google Sheets.
How to combine the first and last name
With the concatenate function you can use a spreadsheet to combine the first and last names into a single column.
In this guide, we will walk you through the process of using the concatenate function with Google Sheets.
To use the concatenate function:
- In a separate column of your spreadsheet, enter
- Then, select an individual's first name (e.g., John).
This will enter the column and row cell reference for the first name into the formula.
- If the desired cell has been referenced in the formula, then enter
- Next, select the same individual's last name (e.g., Doe).
This will enter the column and row cell reference for the last name into the formula.
- Close the formula with the left-facing parenthesis,
- Then, click enter to apply:
If the cell containing the concatenate function displays the first and last name of your selected individual you have successfully combined the first and last name into a single column!
To autofill the remaining contacts you may be prompted to autofill the remaining rows or you can click and drag the bottom right corner of the cell to autofill: