Accessed from the main menu on the main Shelf Screen, the Games Screen, the Search Screen or a Filtered Screen, and from the shelf context menu on the Shelf Screen.
export menu

Import Games from a file on the SD card

export menu

Export Games to a file on the SD card

When in multi select mode, the export action button will export just the selected items





How to Import

Accessed from


Refer to the Import Screen for step by step through the import process







How to Export

You will be exporting the Games that are in the current list

Only fields that are visible will be exported

When using the option on the main Shelf Screen menu, you can export multiple shelves in one go

export title

Select which fields to export

title only

Exports just the Title

Barcode and title

Exports the Title and the Barcode

Barcode only

Exports just the Barcode

main fields

Exports all in-built fields (ie not custom fields)

all fields

Exports all fields

custom list

Exports a customized set of fields
Select the fields and the order you want to export

custom list

export destiniation

Select where to export to

Exporting to Email will launch your email app after the export is created

export format

Select which file format to export to: see the File Format section

select shelf

If exporting from the main Shelf Screen menu, you can select which shelves to export,
click the "Export All" button to export all shelves

export name

Name your export

export name

If exporting multiple shelves,
you can use the * to represent each shelf name
if you don't use the * for multiple shelves, then all shelves will be in a single export file

export progress dialog

Your export will be saved in /gameshelf/exports on the SD card






Moving Data between Fields via Export and Import

It is possible to switch data between fields as follows:

1. Move all the Games to one shelf (if not already on a seperate shelf)

This makes it it easier to work with a set of Games

2. Export the shelf

Use the XML format

3. Delete the shelf including the Games

Note images will be deleted, take a copy of any images you need to keep
you can re-download images for those that came from the web

4. Start an import of the just exported file

Don't start the actual import just yet...

5. Change the field mappings

Switch the data fields and the app fields round to match how you want to rearrange the data

6. Run the import

The data will be changed as wanted,
re-download images or use the image menu to select from the gallery






Export/Import Data Formats

csv format

CSV File

Text file, with one row per Game,

Header row contains field names

Each field surrounded with "..." and separated with a comma, eg:


"abc","def","123"

tab separated format

Tab Separated File

Text file, with one row per Game,

Header row contains field names

Each field separated with a tab (character 9)

This is slightly more compact than a csv, and doesn't have an quoting problems, eg:


abc {tab} def {tab} 123

xml format

XML File

Fully defined XML file, with one node per Game, and a subnode per field

Field definitions are in nodes at the start of file

This is the most complete export, but is the larger of the formats, eg:


<xml>
  <fields>
    ...
  </fields>
  <items>
    <item>
      <data>
        ...
      <data>
      ...
    <item>
    ...
  </items>
</xml>

clipboard
share

Share / Clipboard Format

This is the format used for copying to/import from the clipboard, it is also the share format

One line per field, with the field name then a colon then the data, eg:


title:Artemis Fowl
shelf:Sci-Fi




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