I can export a network data flow diagram via CSV, but can't import it?


I'm looking for a platform that allows me to import a network diagram via CSV, and I'm not quite sure if I'm at the right place or not. I created a diagram using a network diagram "template". From this template, I was able to export it as a CSV, and the CSV looks very doable from the process I'm running (I can automate this).

However, I don't see the ability to import the CSV back into Lucid Chart to create another network diagram. Am I missing something or is this not a supported feature for network diagrams? The import feature only seems to allow you to import certain types of diagrams.

Here's what I've been able to automatically create in draw.io based on a Ruby script that I made:


This is obviously a very basic example -- obviously the icons, labels, etc., aren't accurate. However, this is sort of what I'm trying to go with on Lucid Charts with server icons, workstation icons, etc. 

Any idea if this would be possible?

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Andrew D
Lucid Manager

Hi Alton,

Thanks for reaching out in the community. You can build a process diagram using a CSV file by following the instructions here. The image attached above just looks like a mind map. If you would like to build a mind map you will have to follow the same format shown in the preview when you go to file > import data > mind maps. I hope this helps.