How to Import Data in Nextpoint


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At the end of 2020, we rolled out significant enhancements to the Nextpoint import experience in all databases. This update (phase 1 of 3) makes it easy to kick off an import from your File Room, and subsequent import steps are simpler and more streamlined. We built in a new guided workflow and recommended import settings aligned with the type of data you're importing. 

In January 2021, we released load file mapping (phase 2) for produced data imports and metadata overlays (phase 3) will be released in Q1 of 2021. Stay tuned!

Table of Contents

  1. Upload data to Nextpoint File Room
  2. Select files for import from Nextpoint File Room
  3. Confirm Import Data Settings
  4. Initiate import
  5. Review import results
  6. Import FAQ's

Imports available to users with Advanced user permissions, only.


How to Import in Nextpoint

1 - Upload Data to Nextpoint File Room

The first step to importing in Nextpoint, is to upload your data to the File Room. File Room is a secure ‘data-bank’ for storing all your confidential files in your database, and comes with a built-in, high-speed, multi-file uploader to get data into Nextpoint quickly and efficiently. 

To get started uploading your data to the File Room:

It is important to note, if you are importing Produced Data, before uploading to the File Room, we recommend you follow our similar topic which covers How to Import Produced Data with a Load File.

  1. Navigate to the File Room:  In Discovery databases, via DATA  File Room.  In Litigation via MORE    Data   File Room


  2. Upload your files to the File Room via one of the four following options:

    Upload a folder of files via Drag & Drop

    The primary, and recommended, function for uploading data to your File Room. 

    Select the folder(s) on your desktop, thumb drive, or other location, and Drag & Drop into your File Room.  All contents and subdirectory information will be maintained.

    Upload loose files via Drag & Drop

    Within the File Room, click the green Create Folder     name your folder and select OK. 

    Click into your newly created folder, and drag and drop your loose files into the folder location.

    Maintaining an organizational system for your data uploads will help ensure you can best track your various imports as time progresses.


    Upload an individual file via Upload Files button

    Within the File Room, click the blue Upload Files button and select the file from the directory prompt. 

    Note: This option only allows upload of one file at a time (loose file, .zip, mailbox archive).


    Request file upload from third party

    You can securely Request Files from any third party (clients, counsel, etc...) from your Nextpoint File Room. It is a simple process in which you ("requestor") request files from a specified third-party, the "recipient" of that request receives a secure link to upload their respective files, and then you can access the uploaded files right away. 


    Read more on requesting from third parties here >>

  3. After you initiate your upload in the step above, the data will begin to upload and the status of the upload will be displayed on your screen.

    It is important you do not navigate away from the File Room during an active upload.  This will cancel the ongoing upload, and you will need to delete all files from the File Room which were interrupted during upload and begin again.

    Need to keep working on other action items?  Open a new tab, or duplicate your current tab and you are set!

Read our File Room Best Practices here >>


2 - Select Files for Import

Once your data has been successfully uploaded to the File Room, you can select that data directly from the File Room to initiate the guided import sequence. 

To select your data for import:

  1. Click the blue Import button next to any folder in the File Room, or
  2. Check boxes next to individual files and click Import Selected.   

When initiating your import from the File Room, Nextpoint will detect the type of data you selected (single mailbox, loose files, or produced data with a load file) and will automatically set such in the first step of the guided import sequence.  


Alternative option for selecting files for import 

While selecting files for Import from the File Room, as described above, is the recommended workflow for initiating your imports, you may also initiate your import via DATA      Imports

The difference you will notice in starting from this location will be the added Import Type selection in Step 1.  After making this selection, you will meet the 'Import from File Room' sequence at Step 2, Import Data Settings.


Read more on Import Types here >>


3 - Import Data Settings

Once your files have been selected for import,  you will be navigated to the second step of the import sequence, Import Data Settings.  Here, you will verify and/or outline settings applicable to your current import. 

Importing Produced Data with a Load File?  Reference our topic on importing produced data here >>


Import Data Settings include the following:

  1. Type of Import:  If you initiated your import from the File Room, verify the Type of Import selected.  To modify the import type, click the pencil icon ImportWizard_pencil.png and you will be returned to Step 1 of the sequence to make your selection.
  2. Selected Files for Import: If you initiated your import from the File Room, verify the selected files.  To modify your selection, click the folder icon ImportWizard_fileselect.png to access the pop-up file picker which is populated by the File Room contents.
  3. Batch Name: Recommended for most efficient tracking once the data has been imported. 
  4. Assign Custodian on Import: Search list of existing custodians or add new via the profile + icon ImportWizard_add_folder.png.
  5. Add to Folder on Import: Search list of existing folders or add new via the folder + icon ImportWizard_add_custodian.png.  
  6. Deduplication and DeNIST Detection: Pre-set recommendations for Deduplication and DeNIST settings will be populated based on which type of data is detected from the File Room (or selected in Step 1). 

    If you would like to modify the recommended settings, make sure the applicable toggle is turned on ImportWizard_toggle.png and click the gear to open the settings pop-up.

    Complete list of Import Types and associated Deduplication + DeNIST settings outlined below:
Import Type Deduplication Setting DeNIST Setting
Manual Dedupe - OFF DeNIST - OFF
Single Mailbox Dedupe - ON , File Match - ON , Context - ON DeNIST - OFF
Multiple Files Dedupe - ON , File Match - ON , Context - ON DeNIST - ON , Tag-ON
Production with load file Dedupe - OFF DeNIST - OFF

Read more on Import Data Settings here >>


4 - Initiate Import

After the aforementioned steps are complete, click blue Import button at the bottom right of the Import Data Settings page. 


This will initiate import processing and navigate you to the Batch details page.  You will receive email when processing of the import is complete.



5 - Review Import Results

Prior to beginning work with your imported data, it is strongly encouraged you review and verify your import results once you receive the email notification that your import is complete. 

  • If you imported produced data, first run Family Linking on the import batch.  This will ensure any parent emails and their attachments are associated in the database.
  • Check import status & resolve any processing errorsMaking sure to resolve any issues as early as possible will mitigate a lot of clean up later on when you may be in a time crunch.
  • Verify any folder assignment outlined in the Import Data Settings was accurately applied.  To do so, navigate to the REVIEW or DOCUMENTS tabs (in Discovery and Litigation, respectively), and ensure the document count is expected and files are in Bates order.  If no Bates, files should be organized in the folder in chronological order.


Import FAQs

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