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Adding documents to an existing  E-Documents database is made easy using a simple file drag-and-drop operation.  Concordance automatically processing the documents, assigning document IDs, reading document metadata, extracting text, and appending the records to the database.

Any file or electronic document format not supported will be added to the database as an excluded file, and the contents will not be imported.  You’ll need to adhere to any forensic data processes as outlined by your organization or recommended for e-discovery processing.


The E-Documents import wizard is not available for a Concordance Workstation installation.

Adding Documents to an Existing E-Documents Database

1.In Concordance, open the database you want to add additional records.

2.Using File Explorer, open the folder that contains the documents you want to add and select and drag the file(s) to the Concordance workspace.

3.When prompted to confirm adding the documents, click Yes.

4.Concordance imports the document(s).  In the Browse view, verify that the E-documents you added are now in the database.

5.If you have already indexed the database, reindex the database. Otherwise, run a full index.

Supported File Types

Concordance supports the following E-Document file types for import to an E-Documents database:

File Type


*.tif, *.tiff

Tagged Image File

*.jpg, *.jpeg

Joint Photographic Experts Group


Graphic Image File




ASCII text


PC Paintbrush bitmap


Comma-Separated Values

*.cal, *.cals



Adobe Portable Document Format

*.doc, *.dot, *.docx

Microsoft Word

*.ppt, *.pps, *.pptx, *.pptm

Microsoft PowerPoint®

*.xls, *.xlsx, *.xlw, *.xlt

Microsoft Excel®


Microsoft Outlook 2010 Message File


Attachments associated with a .msg file will not be extracted when the .msg is imported.




Rich Text Format

*.html, *.htm

Web/HTML — Only supported in E-Document databases.


Microsoft Outlook Personal Address Book


Microsoft Works