Thread tagged as: Question, Members

Members App – batch upload and required email?

First of all, a couple of questions:

  • Is there a way to batch upload members at all in the Members App?
  • Is an email field required or can I remove it?

I'm looking to create an RSVP function for my wedding website, and I'd like to only feature a username, first name, last name and password, for up to 100 members – without requiring an email address. I then want to tag each member by number of guests they're allocated – allowing me to show a different Perch Form (RSVP form) based on their guest allowance, showing the correct amount of additional fields required for the names of any additional guests and dietary requirements they may have.

Does the above sound achievable? Or if there's a better solution, I'd love to hear it!

Philip Gwynne

Philip Gwynne 1 points

  • 6 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

There are ways to batch import, but they're manual. There's no automated importer yet.

The email address is used as a login ID, so it's required.

Thanks Drew.

Just out of interest, if I removed the <perch:error> tags for the email field on the Members registration form, would that allow me to drop the second part of the email address – i.e. '' and simply use that as a login ID? Probably wishful thinking I know!

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

You'd need to change the field type to text.

Perfect, thanks!