Import data to List for Office 365 SharePoint

This short article shows you one possible way to import the data into List in Office 365 SharePoint.

I kept searching in Google on how to import data from external application to Office 365 SharePoint List. There are few options I found actually.

1. Using the SharePoint SDK with C# or VB.NET.

2. Using SQL Server Integration Service (SSIS).

3. Using Microsoft Access Database.

The easiest way I found was using the Microsoft Access Database. Do the following.

1. On the List Ribbon click Open with Access.


2. Select a path for your Access file and select Link to data on the SharePoint site.


Now whatever you type or import (not as simple) to this Access table then Access will synchronize with Office 365 SharePoint automatically.



About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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