CSV import for Canny

Published on Sep 19, 2019

Writing our most recent feature launch here today. I'll post this as a changelog entry after.


You can now import posts into Canny boards via CSV files!

This is great for companies brand new to Canny or for a new team at your company that wants to use Canny.

Have a backlog of ideas in a spreadsheet somewhere? Here's your chance to import it directly into Canny.

How it works

  1. Prepare your .CSV file. Only one field is required: post title. If you're moving from a different tool, you can usually export your data. If a CSV export isn't an option, you should be able to convert it by using something like this JSON to CSV converter.
  2. Head to your board settings, and select the "Import Data" tab.
  3. Upload your CSV file.
  4. Make sure the column headings align with the data in each. Toggle on "First row is the header" if you have a header so we don't import that as a separate post.
  5. Import!


  • Any statuses that don't align with our predefined statuses (Open, Under Review, Planned, In Progress, Complete, or Closed) will be defaulted to Open.
  • If another post has the exact same title, it will be overridden with the new values.