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Export project window


When you want to archive the time data in a TimeTraces project, or when you want to merge the time data into another project, you can perform an export.  An export moves or copies the time data from the currently selected project to a destination project.  More information on exporting can be read on the Import and export time data help page.

In the "Export project" window you can choose the destination project in two ways.  If you have already opened the destination project in TimeTraces, you can use the "Choose" button to quickly choose it from the list of open projects; this will open the "Choose open project" window.  If the destination project is not yet opened, or if it doesn't exist already, you can use the "Browse" button to find or create it on your computer.  Note that you cannot export to projects that are being worked on when you are also working on the currently selected project.

When you perform an export, the window shows you which activities are added, and to which activities traces have been added by the export.

When you opt to move the data, it is also removed from the current project after the export is finished.  If the destination project was not yet opened in TimeTraces, it will be modified and written to disk when you click the "OK" button; otherwise, the destination project is only changed and you can save it yourself if needed.

Export project window showing the result of an export

How to access this window

The "Export project" window can be accessed via the "Project \ Export..." menu item in the main window.

Available options

Section "Current project"

The currently selected project.

Section "Project to export to"

The destination project to export to.

Button "Choose..."
Key combination "Alt + S"
Choose the destination project out of the list of all open projects via the "Choose open project" window.
Button "Browse..."
Key combination "Alt + B"
Browse for the destination project on your computer.

Section "Export settings"

The settings to use for the export.

Option group "Time traces"
Key combination "Alt + T"
Whether to copy or move the time registration data from the current project to the destination project.
Button "Change time period"
Key combination "Alt + P"
Change or set the time period choice for the export via the "Choose time period" window.  Note that the end date/time is exclusive.
Button "Change activities"
Key combination "Alt + A"
Change or set the activities from which the time registration data will be exported via the "Choose activities" window.

Section "Export result"

The result of the export.

Activity list
Key combination "Alt + R"
Shows which activities have been added and on which activities traces have been added due to the export.


Button "OK"
Key combination "Alt + O"
Exit the window and perform the export.  If the destination project was not yet open in TimeTraces, it will be saved to disk if it is modified by the export.
Button "Cancel"
Key "Escape"
Key combination "Alt + C"
Exit the window and do not perform the export.
Key "F1"
Show the "Export project" window help page.