Use a spreadsheet as input

Want your Phantoms to process multiple inputs? You just need to have them all in a spreadsheet!



1. Create and fill your spreadsheet

Start by creating a CSV file, or a spreadsheet that is located online - for this we'd recommend Google Sheets. Find out what kind of input your Phantom requires - for example, LinkedIn profile URLs for LinkedIn Profile Scraper - then list these in column A of your spreadsheet:


No need for a column heading! The Phantom will take data column A by default.


2. Get a shareable link for your spreadsheet

Once you've done this, make sure your spreadsheet is publicly accessible by clicking on the "Share" button in the top right. 


It should be accessible to "Anyone with the link":


You can copy the spreadsheet URL from here or directly from the search bar and paste it into the relevant field in the Phantom's setup:



3. Launch your Phantom to process your data

When you launch your Phantom it will work through the profiles you have listed one by one. With many Phantoms, you can choose how many lines of your spreadsheet you would like to process per launch. Most Phantoms will pick up from where they left off with each launch and continue working their way down your list of inputs.


Inputs not found in the first column

If you're using a spreadsheet where your input data isn't found in column A, you can simply tell your Phantom which column to find it in by filling in the "Column name from which to take profile URLs" section of your Phantom's setup. This will take the column title, e.g. "profileUrl" in the example below:



If you are getting a Phantom error that has to do with your spreadsheet as input, we recommend the article Phantom errors explained to help solve it.


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