Leads Bulk Import – Mapping fields

aNinja offers different ways to create leads in your account. Importing leads in a CSV file is one of them. Before the import, you want to sanitize the contacts file to ensure a proper mapping. The correct mapping of leads’ data to aNinja fields saves your data in the right place which makes searching for it easy.

Mapping leads data to aNinja fields

  • For the bulk import, go to Settings > Bulk Import
  • Select the contact’s file.
  • Now, map the data to aNinja fields:
  • The contact name is a required field
    • You can either map it to one field or join 2 fields in case the first name and last name are saved in 2 columns in your CSV file.
  • It’s important to map the data in your contacts file with the right aNinja fields to be able to find them in the right place in the lead view.

You can map all the data you have to all the lead fields in aNinja. You can even create custom fields if they’re not already there.

  • Contact_name:  is a required field and it’s essential to complete the import.
  • Primary contact’s email: contact_email1. You can also add a second email (contact_email2).
  • Primary contact’s phone: contact_phone1.You can also add a second phone number (contact_phone2).
    • Here we recommend choosing the mobile number to be the primary contact phone.
  • For the custom fields, you can create them immediately when doing the mapping if they were not listed among the fields.

Mapping leads data to aNinja fields


Where does the imported data appear?

After the import, you can search your aNinja CRM for the imported leads. You can also search for any custom field, opportunities, and any other info that you have imported.

  • Lead’s contacts appear in the leads contact section in the lead view
  • Opportunities also appear in the opportunity section in the lead view
  • The company’s info appears on the top left of the lead view, in the Company section.
  • Custom fields appear in the custom field section of the lead view
  • Lead Search is a field that also appears in the bottom left of the lead view. Specifically, these are info/links on the lead or the organization found in Google search.

Have any specific questions on the best ways to import your data?Please contact our Support team at support@aninja.com.

Reordering Lead Contacts

The Lead’s contacts are the info you have on a lead, saved in his lead view. A lead might have multiple contacts saved in his lead view. This could be the example of a company and its employees.

The first info saved in the Lead’s contacts is considered the primary contact. And the system automatically selects the primary contact for the outbound emails and texts.

With aNinja, you can change the order of the lead contacts in the way that suits you.

The contact items (email, phone number, URL) inside the contact also can be reordered.

Reordering the lead contacts & items

  • When on the lead view, you can see the lead contacts on the left side.
  • Reordering Lead ContactsIn this picture, this lead has 2 contacts. Demo (primary contact) and Demo1.
  • Drag Demo1 to the top, and the system will consider it as the primary contact.
  • Also, if there are multiple phone numbers in the contact, you can reorder them to make the primary one for example the mobile number.

Does reordering the lead contacts affect the sequences and triggers?

Reordering the lead contact does not affect the previously saved sequences and triggers. As their data was pulled on the day they were created and is waiting in queue till the launching date of the sequences or triggers. So any changes in the lead info after creating a sequence are not reflected in the sequences.

Does reordering the lead contacts affect the “do not contact”?

If the primary contact happened to be marked as “do not contact“, the system uses the second contact saved in the lead.

So, if you don’t want your automation to reach a specific lead, make sure to mark ALL his contacts as “do not contact”.