Import data into mind map

  • 23 March 2020
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Hi,

 

Are you able to import data from a spreadsheet into a mind map? for example if the spreadsheet was construct in such a way that each cell could create a new child node?

 

Also if this data was in excel online or google sheets, could this auto update?


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Hi,

 

Are you able to import data from a spreadsheet into a mind map? for example if the spreadsheet was construct in such a way that each cell could create a new child node?

 

Also if this data was in excel online or google sheets, could this auto update?

Hi Richard! Not at this point, unfortunately. Can you tell me a little bit more about your use case? 

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This was so that may I could create a mutli-column spreadsheet and each column would relate to a new child node. A new row would be a new parent node.

The export functionality could follow the same format.

This was really to speed up the process of adding updates to mind map if it has been created in a system outside of Miro.

 

Thanks

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This would be a really handy feature. I have a long list I wanted to add to a mind map, however I have to add it all manually. Its extremely arduous. 

I have just started to use Miro, and I love it. I am visually oriented and Miro makes it easy for me to create boards where I can see things the way I need to—so I can get some work done.

One important way this happens is when I am presented with a bulleted list of a dozen or more items that came to me via email or a web page, and which I need to organize or prioritize or filter. I find lists like this virtually indigestible—they overload my... visual cortex, I guess... and are therefore extremely difficult to parse.

I use a Mac, and am used to using apps that let you import this kind of information as a more manageable list or even as a mind map. That’s a lot easier than copying and pasting them one by one into a mind map in Miro.

It’s worth the effort, however, because Miro is otherwise so capable. But it adds friction to the process. Friction that doesn’t really seem necessary.

Just endorsing the need for this functionality… I am regularly taking lists of data (as bulleted text and as cells in a spreadsheet) to organise, sort and synthesis….

I have to hop back to MindNode to be able to do this :(

Related to https://community.miro.com/wish-list-32/import-mind-maps-from-other-apps-111/index2.html#post17053

 

Import / export of a tree/graph in either xml, opml or some delimited list/spreadsheet / csv - like what is essentially this request - would make mindmaps substantially more useful.

I’d love this import feature.

 

I’m currently wanting to create a mind map about a book I’m reading and I wanted to paste in or import the list of 60 chapters so they’d each be main nodes off the root one.

I’d love this feature too.

Here’s our use case: we’re creating lists of application page names in spreadsheets for some audiences and an information architecture diagram in Miro using Mind map for others. If we could import the spreadsheets into the mind map it would remove a lot manual effort that feels like a double up of the task.

Three or four tiers of nodes as columns in the spreadsheets would be great.

Hi all,

 

Sorry to relauch this topic.

 

I have the same question about importing data into mind map tool.

1 year after, did you have the opportunity to work on this feature?

 

Regards

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