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Use this command to import data collectors from a .csv file into the product.

If the .csv file you want to use is generated by using the exportcollector CLI command and this file contains the Monitor file over SSH and Monitor file over Windows Share data collectors, then before you run this command, ensure that you edit the .csv file and replace the existing password with the actual password for connecting with the target host from which you want to collect the data.


You cannot use this command to import the Upload File type of data collector. 

To understand the syntax and examples, see:



Prefix this command with the following, as appropriate:

  • For Windows: itda.bat
  • For Linux: ./

importcollector -u <userName> [-v] [-s] -w <password> -d <hostName> 
-p <port> -f <absoluteCsvFilePath> [-l <locale>]
  • Angle brackets (< >) indicate a variable value that needs to be user defined.

  • Square brackets ([ ]) indicate optional parameters.

The following table describes the parameters used in the syntax:

Host name of the Console Server

Absolute file path of the CSV file that you want to import

Port number of the Console Server.
User name to use to connect with the Console Server.
(Optional) Version of the IT Data Analytics product.
Password corresponding to the user name to use to connect with the Console Server.

(Optional) Indicates the locale in which you want to display messages when the command is run.

You can set one of the following locales:

  • English
  • Simplified Chinese
  • German
  • French

By default, the messages are displayed in the locale of the system on which the CLI is run.

The value can be set to one of the following depending on the locale you choose:

  • English: en
  • Simplified Chinese: chs
  • German: de
  • French: fr

Example: If you want to set the locale as Simplified Chinese, you need to specify, l=chs.

(Optional) Indicates an HTTPS connection.

Example input

The following example provides the input for importing a data collector:

importcollector -u admin -w admin12345 -d localhost -p 9797 -f C:\Logins.csv