Once your core data is imported into Toxnot, you may need to update or add to that data - this article will show you how to do so using different features throughout Toxnot.
Updating Existing Products/Materials
Once you have a full library of products and linked materials, you will occasionally need to update that data or even add supplemental information. Luckily, we have a few features that can help you do just that!
Let's say you are utilizing linked materials within Toxnot and these materials are used across your library in a multitude of your products. Perhaps you've changed your product formulation or have done an entire product transition to less toxic substances. You now need to update a lot of your materials, but doing them all individually would be time-consuming. You can easily import an entire material library to update them all at once while still having control over the substance and summary row data.
First format your data in a single spreadsheet. Below is a template you can use for a material library import.
Next, open Toxnot and navigate to the import page where you will select "Material Library" from the drop down. Select the file that contains your updated materials and select the "Extract and link materials" checkbox. Click the "Import Material Library" button when you are ready to continue.
On the next "Imported Columns" page, review the columns to ensure Toxnot is pulling your data in correctly then select "Save & View".
This screen will pop up to confirm what information you are intending to update. You can adjust your preferences as needed.
You will then see a similar screen to this page summarizing which materials have been changed.
Updating your materials library is as simple as that! The same steps can be replicated for updating products within your library.
Uploading Files to Multiple Products/Materials
In some cases, you may receive or gather supplementary documentation that needs to be added to a handful of products/materials (or maybe more!). We have a simple feature that let's you do that all at once.
First, navigate to your products/materials page, click the "Material Actions" drop down, and select "Bulk import supporting files"
You will be directed to the following page. Here you should select the files you wish to upload, then select the products/materials you would like them to be added to. Once you've selected all of the desired records, click the "Import Files" button.
Congratulations! You've successfully uploaded your files.
Bulk Summary Data Import
You can also import summary data for many products/materials at one-time using a bulk import.
First navigate to your library and select "Import Summary Data Library" from the import drop down.
Next, you can download in import template from Toxnot, add in the appropriate summary data using our example for reference, then select "Import" once you've added in the correct file.
Do you have a question about the workflow or issues you've found?
Use the Intercom chat service in the bottom-right of your screen to connect to a Toxnot Customer Success Engineer, and we'll get back to you with the information or help you need.