[Chandler-dev] Re: [chandler-users] Importing from Now Up To Date

Pieter Hartsook hartsook at osafoundation.org
Fri Aug 10 14:40:09 PDT 2007


I've added Marks instructions to the
http://chandlerproject.org/Projects/PreviewDesktopImportExport page. That
page is fact linked to from the Get Started Guide, Chapter 3 as the place to
go for more information on import/export.
Pieter

On 8/10/07, Ted Leung <twl at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>
> I suggest a wiki page w/ import/export recipes from various clients...
>  Perhaps linked from the product faq
>
> On Aug 10, 2007, at 2:16 PM, Mimi Yin wrote:
>
> Find a way to collect user-contributed instructions??? Set up a section on
> Troubleshooting page?
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> *From: *Mark Vermette <mdvermette at mac.com>
> *Date: *August 10, 2007 2:13:13 PM PDT
> *To: *chandler-users at osafoundation.org
> *Subject: **[chandler-users] Importing from Now Up To Date*
>
>
> Hi everyone...
>
>
> I've found a somewhat convoluted but successful way of importing
> appointments from Now Up To Date v 5.1.1 running on my G4 PowerBook under
> OS X 10.2.8. I had no problems exporting 4 years of appointments to
> Chandler 0.7alpha5 running on WinXP SP2. It takes both Palm Desktop and
> iCal on the Mac to make this trick work, however.
>
>
> The basics are:
>
>
> 1.) Export from Now Up To Date using it's default Text export format. Use
> the defaults in the Export dialog.
>
>
> 2.) Using Palm Desktop (I used v4.1) import the data file. Palm Desktop
> will automatically detect the format as "Now Up To Date 2.0 - 3.5", and
> display sample columns and the data that goes into them, similar to an
> import into Excel. Everything matched in my case, without any action on my
> part.
>
>
> 3.) Use Palm Desktop to re-export the file. In the export dialog, select
> "Date Book" as the module, "All Datebook Items" for Items, and "vCal" for
> the format.
>
>
> 4.) Now, open iCal (in my case, v1.5.5) and import the vCal file. You may
> want to create a new iCal calendar to keep this data separate.
>
>
> 5.) Export the iCal file and import it into Chadler via directions found
> here: http://chandlerproject.org/pub<http://chandlerproject.org/pub/Product/GetStartedGuide/3-Importing-ExportingData.html>
> /Product/GetStartedGuide/3-Importing-ExportingData.html<http://chandlerproject.org/pub/Product/GetStartedGuide/3-Importing-ExportingData.html>
>
>
> I don't know if anyone needs this info, but I thought I'd let people know
> it's possible to do, and it Just Works.
>
>
> --Mark
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