Import data into Notion

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Like most people, you probably have data, documents, and notes scattered across many files and apps. You can centralize your information in one place by moving it all into Notion 🚚


How to import

  • Notion lets you directly import the following file types:

    • Plaintext (.txt)

    • Markdown (.md or .markdown)

    • Microsoft Word (.docx)

    • CSV (.csv)

    • HTML (.html)

  • You can also import data from a number of other apps (such as Confluence, Asana, Evernote, and Trello - just to name a few).

  • To do this, click Import toward the bottom of your left-hand sidebar.

  • That brings up the import window where you can choose which app to migrate. App-specific import instructions below!

Note: You can only import content on desktop or web, not on mobile.

Instructions by app

Confluence

You can import an entire Confluence workspace into your Notion workspace.

Step 1: Export your Confluence space to HTML

  • From your Confluence workspace, go to Space Settings in the top-right sidebar.

  • Select Content Tools in the top toolbar, then Export in the toolbar below. If you don't see either of these options, you may need to request permission to export from your workspace administrator.

  • Select HTML from the list of formats

  • Select Custom Export and uncheck the Include comments box.

  • Select which pages you want to export — please note that pages containing large attachments can significantly increase the export size and complexity!

  • Allow your export to finish processing — this can take a while if you have a large workspace.

  • Once the export is complete, click Download here to save the export to your computer

  • You should have a file titled something like Confluence-space-export-XXXXXX.html.zip, where XXXXXX is a sequence of digits

Step 2: Import your Confluence space to Notion

  • Start by navigating to the Notion workspace where you'd like to import your Confluence content into

  • Click the Import button at the bottom of your left-hand sidebar, then select Confluence in the pop-up window that appears

  • Navigate to the .zip file exported from Confluence in the previous step, and select it for upload. You do not need to unzip the file! Just upload the entire archive.

  • You should see an "Uploading..." message as the browser uploads your file, then a status message as the import progresses.

  • When your import completes, it should take you to your newly imported content!


Evernote

You can import all of your Evernote data into Notion in one go, and retain its organization.

  • From the import window, choose Evernote.

  • Sign into your Evernote account.

  • Authorize Evernote to connect to Notion.

  • Once your Evernote account is linked, check the boxes next to the notebooks you'd like to move and click Import.

  • Your Evernote notebooks will appear as pages in Notion's sidebar. Inside, you'll find your notes as items in a list database.

  • Each note can be dragged and dropped anywhere else within Notion.


Trello

You can move your Trello data into your workspace — all from inside Notion.

  • Go to Import in your left-hand sidebar and choose Trello.

  • Log in to your Trello account.

  • Grant access to Notion so you can import your Trello boards.

  • Once you've linked your Trello account, select the boards you'd like to migrate from the dropdown menu.

  • If you'd like to import additional boards, just click Import in your Notion sidebar, choose Trello, and pick another board.


Google Docs

In Google Docs, you can export files individually or all at once.

Migrate individual files:

  • Go to File then Download and choose Microsoft Word as the format.

  • In Notion, go to Import, choose Word and upload the .docx file.

Migrate all Google Docs files at once:

  • Click Deselect all at the top right of the window above the checkboxes.

  • Scroll to Drive and check the box next to it. You can also click Advanced settings to choose which files you want to move.

  • Click Next step at the bottom.

  • On the next page, click Create archive.

  • You'll receive an email with a download link. It'll save a zip file to your computer.

  • In Notion, go to Import in the left sidebar, choose

    Word and upload the .docx files.

Note: You can also embed Google Docs in Notion. Learn more about embeds here →


Asana

You can move your Asana data into your workspace — all from inside Notion.

  • Go to Import in your left-hand sidebar and choose Asana.

  • Log in to your Asana account.

  • Grant access to Notion so you can import your Asana tasks.

  • Once you've linked your Asana account, select the boards and lists you'd like to migrate from the dropdown menu.

  • If you'd like to import additional tasks, just click Import in your Notion sidebar, choose Asana, and pick another list or board.


Quip

Unfortunately, Quip doesn't let you export more than one page at a time. You can, however, move individual pages to Notion.

  • In Quip, click the document icon at the top left of any page and choose Export.

  • Export as Markdown or HTML.

  • In Notion, go to Import in your left-hand sidebar and choose HTML or Text & Markdown. Upload the file you exported from Quip.


Dropbox Paper

In Dropbox Paper, you can export files individually or all at once.

Migrate individual files:

  • In Dropbox Paper, choose Download from the menu at the top right of your screen.

  • Download the page as Word.

  • In Notion, go to Import in the left-hand sidebar, choose Word, and upload the .docx file you downloaded.

Migrate all your documents at once:

  • In Dropbox paper, choose Download docs you created from the menu at the bottom left of your screen.

  • Choose to download as Word. This will download a zip file to your computer.

  • Unzip the file, go to Notion and choose Import in the left-hand sidebar. Choose Word and upload the .docx files.


Hackpad

In Hackpad, you can export all your files at once!

  • Select Export on the right of your Hackpad feed.

  • Choose to export as Markdown. You'll download a zip file.

  • Unzip the downloaded file, go to Notion and choose Import from your left-hand sidebar. Choose Text & Markdown and upload the Markdown files you exported from Hackpad.


Microsoft Word

  • In Notion, click Import in your left-hand sidebar. In the window that pops up, choose Word.

  • Upload whatever .docx files you want to import from your computer.


Microsoft Excel

  • In Microsoft Excel, export your content as .csv

  • In Notion, click Import in your left-hand sidebar. In the window that pops up, choose CSV.

  • Upload the exported .csv files you want to import from your computer.


WorkFlowy

In WorkFlowy, you can export all your files at once 👌

  • Click the dropdown arrow to the right of Help.

  • Select Plain text and click to download.

  • In Notion, choose Import in the left-hand sidebar and then Text & Markdown. Upload the files you exported from WorkFlowy.


CSV

  • In Notion, click Import in your left-hand sidebar. In the window that pops up, choose CSV.

    • Upload whatever .csv files you want to import from your computer.

  • Alternatively, you can use the Merge with CSV button in the ••• menu at the top right of the database to import your CSV into an existing database.


FAQs

Which versions of Confluence are supported?

We officially support importing from Confluence Cloud, in pages created using the new editor that Confluence introduced in late 2018.

Due to insufficient data in its index export, we do not support importing from Confluence Server.

For help importing an entire workspace from the legacy editor, please contact support at team@makenotion.com.

Do imported blocks count towards the 1000 block storage limit for Team Plan trials?

No, imported blocks will not count towards the limit. However, any blocks subsequently created inside imported pages will count towards the limit as usual.

Is there a maximum import size for Confluence imports?

Confluence imports are limited to 2.5GB each.

If you run into the limit, you can try using the Custom Export option to select pages for export, omitting attachment-heavy pages.

When I try to import from Confluence, I can't choose my file in the file upload window.

Please make sure to upload a .zip file created by the Confluence space export functionality. Word documents and standalone HTML files will not work, since Notion relies on the whole import to preserve structure and links between pages.

I can't find the option to export my Confluence workspace.

If the "Export" tab does not appear in the Content Tools section of a workspace's settings, you may not have the appropriate permissions to export pages. Ask the workspace administrator for permission.

I can't seem to import from Evernote China/Evernote Business.

Unfortunately, our importer only supports the standard edition of Evernote at the moment. We're working on it!


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