User-Defined Exports:

Only the data you want, just the way you want it

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The User-Defined Export screen.We talked in the last newsletter about the benefits of keeping your TimePilot IV software updated to the current version. We issued an update at the start of June that makes updating even more valuable.

The update gives your software the ability to create spreadsheets and other types of files containing exactly the TimePilot data you want—and nothing else. You set up the format you want only once; from that point onward, all you have to do is tell the software to prepare that data in that format, and the job is done.

The feature is called a “User-Defined Exports.” First we’ll show you how to see if you have the update. And if not, how to get it. Then we’ll show you how to set one up.

See if you have the update

Start TimePilot Central and enter your log-in information. Then click the “File” menu. If the second menu item is “User Defined Export…,” congratulations, you already have the update and you can click the link below to go to the web page that explains how to set it up and use it. If you don’t see “User Defined Export” as a menu item, you need to update your software. It’s an easy process that won’t disturb your employee setups or the clock-in/clock-out data you’ve collected.

The Check for Updates function is in the Help menu.Here’s how to update:

  1. Make sure your computer is connected to the internet.
  2. In TimePilot Central, click the “Help” menu, then click “Check for Updates."
  3. Make sure there’s a check next to the updates needed, then click “Next.”
  4. Follow the instructions that appear to complete the process.

Now that you’ve got it…

Setting up a User-Defined Export.

Click here to see how to set it up and how to use it.



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