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I am trying to import a list of about 400,000 records into a list. Upon completion of the upload, I only get 2k records imported with the rest returning an "Invalid Context Status" and failing. Would appreciate advise on this.

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Figured out what was wrong. Initially the list was 2.2M long and I chose to go with the automatic mapping suggested by the wizard. This imported about 1.7 M customers and failed on the remainder. To get the remaining 400k records through, I had to clear all the recommended mapping and manually map the required field. I suspect the automatic mapping might have failed because of null values in the optional field.

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    Typically this error is from trying to import subscribers with a status field value that isn't 'Active' or 'Unsubscribed'. You can't upload subscribers with a 'Bounced' or 'Held' status. Not sure if this was the case for you, but it's the only time I've seen it come up. Jan 31 '17 at 5:45
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    Makes sense! @AnonWonderer which is why I had to unmap "status" Jan 31 '17 at 6:16
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    Thank you so much @AnonWonderer - this was indeed our issue. We were pulling out our hair trying to reliably reproduce the issue! You should post this as an alternate answer. May 16 '20 at 17:30
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Posting as an alternate answer as requested:

Typically this error is from trying to import subscribers with a status field value that isn't 'Active' or 'Unsubscribed'. You can't upload subscribers with a 'Bounced' or 'Held' status. Not sure if this was the case for you, but it's the only time I've seen it come up.

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  • This wasn't the issue, but it makes sense why this would also cause it! May 22 '20 at 21:02

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