Data export

This article describes process to extract your data out of the application.

Reloading Studio is a reloading data management software. Fundamentally, it’s here to help you manage data and keep your data safe. As such it does not prevent you from accessing your data directly or exporting data into other tools.

It’s important to understand that some of the data models that you have built inside the application are complex and cannot be represented in a generic spreadsheet. However, we try our best to assist you with data export.

Exporting data tables

Throughout the component screens and some advanced options screen, you will see 2 versions of a ‘copy data’ buttons.

In component screens

Copy component table data.

This button will copy all data associated with that component. While the actual table shows summary data, the copy feature will copy all data and make it available to ‘paste’ in to your favourite text editor or spreadsheet application.

Component export - all fields.

Images cannot be inserted into a text editor or spreadsheet application. To solve this issue, export feature will list all file names of the attached files.

Component export - file list.

By knowing the associated filenames, these file attachments can then be copied from the application data directory (see: Where is my data?).

In advanced options screens

Advanced screens - copy button.

This button will copy the entire number series form the table and make it available to ‘paste’ in to your favourite text editor or spreadsheet application.

Advanced screens - copy number series.

Exporting load data

This is a technical topic and assumes advanced level of understanding, including HTML, JSON and ‘view source’ function of your web browser.

Exporting load data is complex, because this data model includes multiples screens, options, media types and free-form notes. Exporting this data (with all relationships) in a linear record (for example, in to Excel) is near impossible and unusable for humans. Instead, this data can be extracted using the ‘batch report’ feature, in JSON format.

View batch report.

After the report is opened in a web browser we will need to view page source:

View batch report - view source.

In the ‘view-source’ screen, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page until you see the following section markers:

  • // <!-- data entry start -->
  • // <!-- data entry end -->

Between these two markers is a JSON object representing your batch report. You can copy this object out of the report and programmatically process it into a format that you require.

View batch report - get JSON.

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