I have users each with a profile using the profile2 module. I am using a cookbook based on the Migrate framework to create the users and import profile data.

Sample CSV data would be:

"1001","[email protected]","new tester","00000 12345-213"

But one of the profile fields is a text list using the checkboxes / radio buttons widget. According to the GUI, the values are stored in the format key|label.

So the field has values:

weight lifting|weight lifting

So I am trying to import data similar to:

"member_nr","email","username","tel_1", "interests"
"1001","[email protected]","new tester","00000 12345-213", "soccer, weight lifting, boxing, tennis, cooking"

However, when running the import, I get an error that says:

SQLSTATE[22001]:String data, right truncated: 1406 data too long for column field_interests' at row 1: INSERT INTO... [the data from the CSV file]

How should multi values be formatted in the CSV file to be accepted?

  • I don't know, but commas don't work even when you don't get that error.
    – tog22
    Commented May 4, 2014 at 1:31

1 Answer 1


Make sure you're mapping the field using the right separator, e.g.

$this->addFieldMapping('field_interests', 'interests')

Then make sure you've the right length in the source field ($this->map) and your Drupal field support such lengths as well.

If this does not help, increase the length of the destination field by SQL, drush or hook_update.

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