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Upload an Excel Data into AD 2012r2

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Hello Experts,

We have an Excel spread sheet with Employ full names (not their usernames) and a birth month (ie june). We'd like to  upload the birth month into an empty unused field (as soon as I figure out how to find one!) with AD.

Windows 2012r2 AD.

Can this be done? How? Can I create a field OR use a field that's not normally visible, like....phone number 3 or IP Phone etc.

Any recommendations are appreciated.
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The most popular choice is 'Notes:' on the Telephones tab.  We dump items in there separated by semicolons when we need a variable associated with an AD user.
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Side suggestion:  You could just make a OU for birth months and a group for each month, then add users to that group.
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In order to create a field, you have to modify the AD schema, which is usually a process that is over anyone's head (except for some programmers).

If you have Exchange in your environment, there are a number of "Custom Attribute" values that can be used for any kind of info you want. Otherwise you can just use the Notes: attribute as was mentioned.

All of that stuff can be added through powershell very easily, as long as you convert the excel file to a CSV (comma separated value) file. The actual script to do so would depend on the headings your file uses for the columns. If you can provide that info, I or someone else can probably whip up a quick script for you.
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@acbrown - You may be interested in this module, I use it to work with Excel documents and import them without having to drop to a csv.
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I don't do a lot of work from excel these days (joys of reaching the level of Systems Architect), but thanks for the recommendation. I'll look at it :D
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There are scripts which you could modify on the script gallery which import content into the notes field of user

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Powershell-Append-Info-5f613638

https://powershell.org/forums/topic/set-aduser-append-to-ad-notes-field/
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No response from user. Noted answers provide a good solution to the problem, though.
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