Timelime Import

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Frank Rose

27 Sep, 2013 08:48 PM

I'm considering buying Timelime and I'd like to know more details about the import. I currently have a spreadsheet with client/project/task breakdown. As I understand it, the import format is TicToc. I'm a software developer so restructuring the input file will be no problem. However, I wonder will I be able to generate a <task><name> element in order to result in a hierarchy?
Client1
  Project1
    Task1
Client2
  Project2
   Task2

Thanks.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Niko on 30 Sep, 2013 05:16 PM

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    Hi Frank,
    I'm sorry for the late reply.

    Right now the Tictoc XML format is the only supported format for external import. Unfortunately, it doesn't allow for a task hierarchy. The .xsd file is in the app bundle.
    I'll probably add more advanced import possibilities in the future, but it's not on top of my todo list right now.

    Thank you very much for your interest,
    Niko

  2. 2 Posted by Frank Rose on 01 Oct, 2013 02:52 AM

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    Thanks, Niko. Understood.

    What if I import my history with flat tags. Will I be able to edit the tags once they're in TimeLime into the hierarchy I want?

    Thanks.
    - Frank

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Niko on 01 Oct, 2013 09:01 AM

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    Yes, you can import using a flat hierarchy and then reorder the tasks using drag and drop in Timelime.

    Thank you,
    Niko

  4. 4 Posted by Frank Rose on 09 Oct, 2013 05:01 PM

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    UPDATE:

    Niko, I'm thrilled with TimeLime.

    I converted my spreadsheet to TicToc format and imported 4 years worth of timesheets. No crashing. No mysteries. No change in performance. It just worked.

    Thanks very much for the beautiful TimeLime.

    Cheers,
    Frank

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Niko on 09 Oct, 2013 05:09 PM

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    Frank, that's great to hear! I'm very glad you like Timelime :-)

    Thanks,
    Niko

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