Basic import with share transfers

This article will cover the import file for share issuances as well as recording secondary transactions in bulk


With any import, there is a step to manually record on Capdesk first - before you can import please make sure you have created the share class first. You can read more about how to create a share class. 

1. Downloading the sample CSV file

2. Preparing the import

3. Importing the file

4. Result of the import

1. Downloading the sample CSV file

The first step is to download the sample CSV. Please navigate to the shares page and the transaction tab -> please click on the grey "Import shareholders" button 

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The next step is to download the CSV file:

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2. Preparing the import

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This article covers how to record a transfer as part of the import file - you can read more about basic imports with share issuances. 

Once you have recorded the issuances, you need a separate line to record the transfers. 
When filling out a row for the transaction there are a few compulsory fields to fill out initially:

First_Name: First name of buyer 
Last_name:  Last name of buyer
Email: Email of buyer
Registration_number:  The registration number of the buyer (only if they are a corporate shareholder)
Company_name: The name of the corporate shareholder
Country: Country of residence of the buyer
Seller_email: Email address of the seller (please make sure this matches with the correct stakeholder who is selling their shares)
Seller_registration_Number:  Registration number of the seller (only for corporate shareholders)
Seller_country: Country of residence of the seller
Price: Price buyer paid to seller per share
Quantity: Quantity of shares transferred 
Share_class:  Share class of shares being transferred 

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3. Importing the file

At this point once your import file is ready, please download the sheet as a CSV and navigate back to Capdesk. On the same screen you downloaded the sample CSV, please select "select file to import". 

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4. Result of the import: 

After importing (this may take a few minutes) - there are two results that can come from this import 

Successful import:
If the import is successful, you can publish the data if you're live. Otherwise it will be stored in draft. 

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Unsuccessful import:

If your CSV file fails to upload you will need to download the “Download Processed CSV” to see what errors have occurred.

Once you have established the errors and corrected your import file, download the updated CSV file and try and upload it again by clicking “Reimport CSV File”.

If you are unsure of the errors and unable to resolve, please feel free to contact support at

If you need further assistance, you can reach out by submitting a support ticket.