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The Import button is a powerful tool to add multiple destination addresses at once. You can copy addresses in any application and paste in the Import textarea. Each address is sent to a Geocoding service to locate it on the map.

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1. Select the addresses in the origin application, e.g. Word document, Excel spreadsheet or Outlook email

2. Copy all addresses using the correct keyboard combination (often Ctrl-c)

3. In RouteXL, press the Import button

4. Select the textarea and paste the addresses (often Ctrl-v)

5. Press the Import button

6. Wait until all addresses have been added


  • Each single address should be on one single line. If an address is broken in several lines, each single line will be processed individually, resulting in multiple same destinations on the map and/or import errors.
  • If there are problems, a message will be displayed after all addresses have been handled. If you only import partial addresses, e.g. postcodes, you may get several warnings that addresses were not precise. To preven this warning, deselect the address precise check in the options.
  • The import dialog accepts coordinates. Coordinates must be in the format <lat>,<lng> and have a precision of at least 4 decimal places. Coordinates can be combined with additional fields.
  • The import dialog accepts JSON too, but the format must match the API locations array. If you are using the API this is a great way to check the results.

Additional fields

With the address you can also import names, service times, time windows and comments. These additional fields will be stripped from the input before geocoding and added to the location on the map.

  • Names between @ and @
  • Service times in minutes between ( and )
  • Ready and due time as hh:mm (24hr) before and after >>
  • Comments between { and }
  • Demand for capacity as number between ^ and ^
  • Heading (angle of approach) in degrees between * and *


Kennemerstraatweg 464, 1851 NG Heiloo, The Netherlands @RouteXL headquarters@ (15) 14:00>>18:00 {Use the main entrance, leave the package at the front desk}

Demo video formatting additional fields in Excel

Voice input

If you're using RouteXL on a smartphone, and if supported by your model and make, you may be able to use voice recognition to add addresses:

  1. Tap the textarea to activate the smartphone keyboard
  2. Look for the microphone button. If it is not there, your device does not support speech
  3. Tap the microphone button to activate speech recognition
  4. Read out your addresses loud and clear, say "new line" in between addresses

See also:


If you have a WEBFLEET account a button is added to allow import of orders from the WEBFLEET platform.