Hi all! Has anyone previously migrated content + users from Slack to inSided? I learned today that we're responsible for converting json files (the only export option for Slack) to the xls schema template I received from our implementation manager, and then there's a 3 week turn around time for inSided to do the migration once we provide the populated xls file. I'm looking into json<>xls converters, but hoping to hear from others who've been through this and may help me avoid some gotchas (and hopefully share any tips for accelerating the process). Thanks in advance!
Best answer by Blastoise186
Ooh yes, that kind of conversion is definitely not the easiest to do but certainly not impossible.
My strongest advice would definitely be no doubt but to try to test the conversion on just a small portion of the files first - making sure to do so using copies of the JSON files and do so in a different location on your computer than where the original files are, so that the real copies are nice and safely protected from any damage.
However, the conversion itself might not actually be as painful as you might expect. I’ve heard that Excel can import JSON files and extract data out of them into spreadsheets. If you can get that to work, you may be in luck. It’s under Data > Get Data > From File > From JSON.
If you run a test conversion and it instantly goes pear shaped, you’ll most likely need to try and figure out what happened. But with luck and possibly a few tries, you’ll hopefully be able to get what you’re after. You can probably also cheat a little and change the table headers to match what inSided is after too. :)