You access the Import Members function by clicking on CiviMember on the CiviCRM home page. There are two items underneath the CiviMember menu - Find Members and Import Members.
Click on Import Members to go to the Import Members screen. You will see the Import Members form.
Save the CSV file you want to import to your local hard drive (or an accessible drive on your network) before you continue.
|Files must be in the 'comma-separated-values' format (CSV) and UTF8 encoded|
Most applications will allow you to export records in this format. Consult the documentation for your application if you're not sure how to do this. Also note that files must be UTF8 encoded if they contains special characters (e.g. accented letters, etc.).
The size of the file you are importing MUST be less than 2MB. If your file if larger than 2MB, create additional files and distribute the data among them until the files are smaller than 2MB.
There are 4 steps in the Import Members process: