Import and Export Your Data

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SmartCalc supports an import/export data feature. This means that you can export / save your calculator's data to a file, giving you the flexibility to import it back in to any SmartCalc account (even if located on another server than the one the data was originally exported from).

This feature gives you the freedom in managing your subscriptions. If you are happy with the latest version of the module you downloaded using your account's "module factory" you are not obliged to maintain your SmartCalc account. You can simply export your data and save it locally on your computer or on a "Cloud" storage solution of your choosing. Once you discover that some modifications are required to your calculator's configuration you can reopen your SmartCalc account (or create a new one - depends on the provider), import the previousely saved data and start using the service from the same state as you left it. If you maintain more than one SmartCalc account, you can also use this feature to transfer data from one account to another.

 

Data export reads all the data (items, forms, fields and images) from your calculator. You cannot export only part of your data.

The data import process allows you to set the following options:

  • You may select the category where to store the data imported. By default SmartCalc tries to import data to the root category of your account. But if you already have some categories defined you may choose an existing category as a container for the imported data. This feature allows you to import from various files consecutively, each time into different category without getting the things messed. That means that if you have logically separate pieces of calculator's data (e.g. my loans calculator, my currency converters, my electric circuits calculator, etc.) previousely exported you can construct your "universal" calculator using these as building blocks.
  • You may choose an action to take if a piece of data imported already exists in your current data set, i.e. define how data duplicates are treated. These options are quite self-explanatory ("skip", "overwrite" and "abort") and the first is the default one, so your data will not be overwritten accidently. Please note: The action selected is applied to all data groups (items, forms, etc.), e.g. you cannot setup data import to skip forms duplicates but overwrite images.

Important note on images filenames: to ensure your account's data isolation SmartCalc does not permit you to use subfolders to store images. All images that you upload to your account and then use as items' thumbnails or forms backgrounds are copied to the root of your personal images folder. So be careful with naming your files - all images must have unique filenames.

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