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PowerMessenger Setting up Email List

Thread began 1/11/2012 8:32 pm by cynthia252501 | Last modified 1/16/2012 1:22 pm by Ray Borduin | 1490 views | 3 replies |


PowerMessenger Setting up Email List

I am stumped with PowerMessenger. I have all of my emails in CSV files. How do I upload them so they work with PM.


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

power messenger does not have support for using CSV data for the eamil list.

you will need to Import the CSV File to the Power Messenger MySQL Database using PHPMyAdmin or another MySQL GUI Tool.

importing CSV data to your database con tricky.

the CSV file will need to be formatted correctly to fit the requirements of the Power Messenger database. The first row of the CSV file will need to set the column names, and use the same naming convention of the power messenger database. you dont need to include all of these columns in the csv file, but the column names you can use are:


Once the CSV file is edited to include the column names, open it in a text editor like TextWrangler or Notepad

the first row will be a comma separated list of the column names, select the entire first row and select Edit -> Cut, make sure not to leave an empty row at the beging and save it (I recomend using save as to save it with a different name.

The reason for this step is that we need a comma separated list of the column names that are being imported in the same order as the columns in the csv file, this is needed for the import operation in PHPMyAdmin, we dont want to leave the column names in the CSV file, or a row will be inserted in the database with the column names.

I recommend using the save as method so you have one csv file with the data and column names and another with just the data, this way as your experimenting, you can easily copy the comma separated list of column names again.

Now open PHPMyADmin, select the power mesenger database, and select the pm1_users table

Go to the Import Tab.

Click the location of text file and select the csv file that has only the data in it

under the section "Format of imported file" select CSV.

Leave all the defaults as is except for:
In Fields terminated by, change that to a comma ","

In Column name paste the comma separated list of the columns that had been cut from the CSV file.

then click go.

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Still having problems

I have imported the list in the MySQl database, now my problem is setting up the audience and the filters, it is very confusing. I tell it to choose the database and select the email field, i only have one fiield i am using, then i get an error because it is telling me to set up a filter. Frankly I am on the verge of getting a refund. Any help would be mostly appreciated. Thank you.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I have opened a support incident so that we can work with you on this over the phone and make sure it is resolved.

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Adding contacts to power messenger

I would be very interested in knowing how to resolve this issue as well.

I have 10 years of contacts I need to incorporate into power messenger.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

see the second post of this thread for details on importing contacts into power messenger:

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Willi Schneider


In addidtion to Jason's post, I've found a very helpful tutorial for this issue:


What I personally do to check if the import will perform correctly, is to make a copy of the "pm1_users" table in PHPMyAdmin first, to let's say "pm1_users_test".
Then perform the import into this table and see, if PHPMyAdmin throws any error messages.
If everything is o.k. PHPMyadmin will show you a message, of how many entries got inserted into your test table.

Then repeat the import procedure with the "real" pm1_users table...

You wouldn't even need all table columns. In my case, I get the addresses as xls-file from my customer, only containing UserEmail, UserFirstName and UserLastName.
So I only import these three columns into my pm1_users table, however adding a value to the password column on insert.




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Here's a solution!

Kudos to "Patrice" for sharing this link!

Originally Said By: Patrice
  If you have a excel file, check out this link:

I have used this to move cvs files into mysql easily... might solve your issue  

I opened my CSV contact list with calc, made necessary changes (delete all unnecessary columns) to the fields to reflect those of pm1_users as provided by Ray Borduin: (Thank YOU for this!)

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  Here is a screen shot of the three tables that you might want to import into.
( use this link to see the scree shot image of the pm1_user table showthread.php?t=20189&page=2 )  

Save your new list as a .CSV file, use the Online CSV to SQL Converter to open your new .CSV file, press "go" to write the necessary SQL statement.., copy the result and paste into pm1_user table via phpmyadmin - Run SQL query/queries - voilĂ !

Success @ last!!

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