There are three kinds of import files:
The DAT Backup File is
used for restoring all the data from a previously exported file. It can
be used to transfer the data to another mobile device or for restoring
it after removing and re-installing the app.
- DAT Backup File
- CSV Times
- CSV Project Lists
- QB Timer Lists
The CSV Times
is a comma-separated file with time entries. The header must contain field
names like in the CSV Times file created with the Export function, but not all
fields are mandatory and the order of the fields may be different. If an entry
with the same date and start time exists already, it is updated, otherwise it
is inserted. Clients, projects and tasks are created if they do not exist.
The CSV Project Lists
is a comma-separated file with clients, projects and tasks that you
want to create. The header line contains the names Client, Project, Task, Notes.
In the data lines the client or project can be empty for global
projects or tasks.
The QB Timer Lists
is a file exported from QuickBooks
(Intuit) with the company name, employees, clients, projects
and tasks to be used for the QuickBooks Timer functionality (see
The file name is preset, the extension .dat, .csv or .iif will be added
automatically according to the file type.
If you specified a directory in the settings, then the file will be sought first in this directory
on the SD card, then in the root directory.
for DAT backup files you
may select internal memory instead of the SD card for storage of
the file. Internal memory is only useful if you wish to
the data without having an SD card available.
By default the character set UTF-8
is used for encoding the character data. It
can be used for 7-Bit US-ASCII characters,
but for 8-Bit Western European characters on Windows systems you should