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Overview

Time Logger allows you to easily export your data to plain text Comma Separated Value (.csv) type files that can be read by other applications such as Microsoft Excel.  The information below represents an overview.  Please click on one of the links below for more details.

NOTE: You can change the delimiters that Time Logger uses for importing and exporting.  It is recommended that only advanced users who understand the implications change them from the default.  Choose Tools/User Options/Other and set the Importing/Exporting delimiters.

Time Records

To conveniently export time records while using Time Logger choose File/Export and pick one of:

To a Text File - Using this method, Time Logger exports any time record fields (columns) in any order (as determined by the columns you are viewing in  your main window) for all time records matching the current filter.

Using Time Logger Standard Format - Using this method, you can export the time records that match the current filter and easily import them into another database.  This is an easy way to send a set of time records to another person by attaching the file to an email or copying it to removable media like a Flash drive.

For Merging... - Use this method when you are tracking your time away from your company's central time records database and need to periodically send your time records to your administrator.  Time Logger keeps track of what time records have already been exported and only exports new time records.

For other ways to access the time records data see: Sharing Data Directly Through .mdb Files.

NOTE: The file format for "Using Time Logger Standard Format" and "For Merging..." is tab separated values.  The values are the same (and same order) as listed in the TimeRecords table as shown in Time Logger's Databases, except the final Flag field is not included.

Clients

To export client data, choose Edit/Edit Client Information and click the Export button.  See Import/Export File Formats for the exact format and other ways to access the data.

Descriptors

To export descriptors, choose Records/Edit Record Descriptors and click the Export button. See Import/Export File Formats for the exact format and other ways to access the data.

Accounts Receivable (Invoices & Payments)

For exporting accounts receivable data, choose Invoices/Accounts Receivable and select Export. See Import/Export File Formats for the exact format and other ways to access the data.

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