Building a dataport for the first time????

Hi All,

I have been tasked with getting employee absence and dispatch data into

NAV, table 23011201 is “Employee Abs. & Disp. Header” and 23011202 is “Employee Abs. & Disp. Line”. (this is a school board so employees are dispatched to cover for Ill employees I.E. substitute teachers). I am not sure where to start on this any advice ?

The Application Designers Guide has a dataport chapter - Read that!
This form has tons of dataport examples (use Search)
Where is the data you want to import coming from?
What does the datafile look like?
It this a one time thing or will this dataport be used alot?
Will the data file be consistant?

Getting that info is the first step.