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Import function enables you to transfer data from various sources into WinOrganizer.
To call up the Importing dialog box, select the Import... menu item in the Tools menu (in the main window of the program).
Importing consists of several simple steps:

Step 1. Selecting what and where to import

Example of the Importing dialog box. Step 1:

Use this dialog box to select Source format:
  • WinOrganizer .gso format
  • Other formats
The Other formats item enables you to choose a type of document to import your data into. The Type of document to import dropdown list contains the following document types:
  • Notes
  • Tasks
  • Events
  • Passwords
  • Contacts
The value of the Supported formats field depends on the selected document type.
For Notes, it is: *.txt, *.rtf.
For all other formats: *.txt, *.csv

If you want to import a single file, select the Single file option.
To import a group of files, select the All files in folder option.
Note: The All files in folder option is available only upon importing Notes.

Selecting the All files in folder option activates items specifying the way of importing data. If you select the Include subdirectories option, all files (of supported formats) of the specified folder plus all files in enclosed folders will be processed upon importing. Depending on the selected way of processing files, each source file will create either a New record in the document or a New document (For "Notes" documents only).

Then you need to choose Where to import file(s):
  • To the current document
  • To the root folder
  • To a new file
The bottom part of the Importing dialog box contains a help field. It will show tips at every step of importing process.

Step 2

Importing process may vary depending on the format of imported file.

If you import a file of WinOrganizer format, the second step will consist of an automatic data transfer from the selected file. Importing will be over after this step is performed.
The progress of performing this operation is indicated by the Progress indicator.

Example of the WinOrganizer file importing dialog box:

Upon importing *.txt, *.rtf file(s) into Notes, Step 2 is the same as the above-mentioned.
The process of importing WinOrganizer files and *.txt, *.rtf files into Notes ends at this very step.

Importing *.txt, *.csv files into other document types is slightly different (Tasks, Events, Passwords, Contacts. Importing documents of these types consists of 5 steps.

Let's take a look at importing a *.csv file into Tasks, for example.

Step 2 will be the following:

Depending on the format of a csv file, there may be certain variations in the import settings.
The beginning of a csv file may contain a list of all fields of the file.
If the first row (line) of your csv file contains a list of fields, you must select the 1st row - list of fields option. Select a desired field separator in the Fields separator dropdown list, depending on a separator used in the given csv file: "," , ";", or Tab (tab character). ";" is a separator in the example given below.

The Codepage dropdown list enables you to select one of the possible file codepages: ANSI (Windows) or OEM (MS-DOS).
A list of fields and corresponding values are displayed in the middle part of the dialog box.

An example of the dialog box with a correct field separator and codepage:

Step 3. Field correlation

Correlation of field lists is used to inform the program from which fields of a source file should it transfer data to which fields of WinOrganizer.

This dialog box contains 3 lists of fields:
The Source fields list displays all imported fields.
The New fields list displays a tree-structured list of WinOrganizer fields that correspond to the given document type.
The Field "..." list displays Source fields correlated to New fields. (The current New field is given in brackets).

A group of navigation buttons is located in the middle part of the screen. Use these buttons to transfer a field from the Source fields list to the New fields list. You can do the same operation using the mouse. Just drag required fields from one list to another.

The Load button is active only if some importing has previously been performed. The program will automatically restore the previous field correlations based on the previously performed importing.
The Clear button cancels all correlations.
The bottom part of the dialog box contains a list of imported data.

To continue importing, click the Next button.
If not all fields have been correlated, a warning will appear on the screen:

Choose Yes to transfer all non-correlated fields into the Comments field. Choose No to continue correlating fields.

Step 4. Checking

The fourth step of importing lets you verify the correctness of all correlations. For this very reason there is a list consisting of two columns: Field and Correlated fields.

The Field column displays all Available fields (for Tasks, they are Title and Assignee) and Other fields (for all document types, this will be Comments).
Correlated fields are displayed in the right column.
If all correlations are correct, the Next button will start the importing process.
The Back button enables you to get one or several steps back.

Step 5. Final stage

During this step the specified data is transferred to WinOrganizer.
The progress of performing this operation is indicated by the Progress indicator.

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