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Export tasks to CSV

nickle says:
Could you implement a quick, export all as raw data

ie. No need to go to an API, just Nice orthogonal table accessable using an URL.

That way it would be very easy to implement a spreadsheet that uses that URL in order to extract the information.

That makes it very easy to implement your own statistics.

It should show all tasks, completed or not completed, along with their tags etc.

Nick
Posted at 1:38pm on January 12, 2007
emily (Remember The Milk) says:
Nick, thanks for your feedback -- not sure if you saw this already (or if it's helpful), but we have an iCalendar export available. We provide the iCalendar format as it's handled by most calendar software -- you might be able to use this export to get the data into other formats. Hope this helps!
Posted 9 years ago
nickle says:
Rethinking the idea, I can get the atom feed, parse it and go from there.

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/atom/nickle/713769/ is my atom feed when I copy the link.

I get an error message saying the site is either unavailable or cannot be found. What am I doing wrong?

Nick
Posted 9 years ago
emily (Remember The Milk) says:
Nick, this URL seems fine on our end -- as the list is private, it should prompt for your username/password if you aren't already logged into Remember The Milk.
Posted 9 years ago
smpandrews says:
Emily, I would like to support Nicks idea whilst the Ical format is great for importing to calendars it is not friendly if you wish to create your own reports using excel and/or MSaccess. This would greatly help me manage my team (who all use the iphone app) and brief my boss on completed tasks. The boss has a certain way they like things presented.
Posted 5 years ago
soxfree says:
Vote for import/export via Excel
Posted 4 years ago
zockette says:
Having a complete export with notes would be awesome :)
Posted 4 years ago
fokkomuller says:
+1 for excel including notes
Posted 4 years ago
plockerman says:
export to csv please
Posted 4 years ago
dschur says:
+1 for export to csv files
Posted 4 years ago
sylviavas says:
prefer export to tab-delimited but some kind of easy export would be great. even just a copy/paste if it didn't pick up too much irrelevant stuff
Posted 4 years ago
linkz57 says:
This might be close: http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2011/08/introducing-google-tasks-porter.html

I'm not suggesting leaving Remember The Milk for Google Tasks, but Google Tasks is easier to export from, advertising an export to CSV from this same tool.

So far I haven't gotten it to work, eleven snapshots and it's still failing on me. That said, the idea is promising: import from RTM and export to CSV. From a CSV, you could open that in Ms Office, Libre Office, Google Docs, etc and export to XLS, TSV, and go from there.

If you're feeling really clever you could take the source code from Tasks Porter, combine it with a Google Docs API for conversion and simplify the XLS export from RTM into a one-step effort. Take that one step further with Grease Monkey and now you have an "export to..." menu on the RTM page with options like CSV, ODS, XLS, etc.

That would require much more Python and Javascript than I have to offer, but if someone else could (perhaps the fine coders at RTM, like Bob T. Monkey) and I for one would appreciate it.
Posted 4 years ago
allthatcaz says:
@linkz57, I'm not clear on how to use Google Tasks Porter to import tasks. It's asking for a file, but all I have is the RTM iCal address, which the file field won't accept. I've successfully linked RTM to my Google Calendar, but how would I create an importable file for Google Tasks Porter from my RTM iCal address?
Posted 4 years ago
willmarlow says:
This would be an awesome feature -- I'd love to be able to export the raw data to .csv.
Posted 4 years ago
markginter31 says:
Same here. Export to csv or tab delimited or even to Open/Libreoffice format in Calc
Posted 4 years ago
aka178 says:
The 1st thing to do with any new software/gadget is to investigate backup/recovery options. RTM looks poor. Please dont tell me about lossy iCal exports. It is a shame.

Please add XML/CSV/BIN/whatever export and import. So i would able to backup data, wipe my data and restore it back with all details in in 3 mouse clicks.
Posted 4 years ago
aka179 says:
Please add XML or CSV or BIN or whatever export and import. So i would able to backup my data, wipe my data and restore it back completely and without using 3rd party tools.
Posted 4 years ago
alejandropolit1370 says:
Please add XML or CSV or BIN or whatever export and import.
Posted 3 years ago
fcastell says:
+1 to have export to excel!
Posted 3 years ago
sjhanley says:
I vote for exporting tasks with notes within RTM in csv or excel format.
Posted 3 years ago
mebsan00 says:
see it
http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=49c30ca389410df9ef49b008e0d65203
Posted 3 years ago
brennen.chua says:
+1 to CSV
Posted 3 years ago
limacat says:
CSV would be useful
Posted 3 years ago
sherry.agee says:
+1 to CSV
Posted 3 years ago
rchrin says:
CSV would be useful
Posted 3 years ago
sunjana1 says:
+1 on CSV
Posted 3 years ago
isaacab says:
+1
Posted 3 years ago
darrenmwalker says:
Excel export please! - Don't make me go looking for a To Do App that does.
Posted 3 years ago
jumibu says:
+1 on CSV
Posted 3 years ago
cobas says:
+2 on CSV
Posted 3 years ago
henrivdm says:
I have been a PRO user for a few years, advances on Mobile has been fantastic, but on web there are still some annoying missing features, no simple export being a key one!

Please do not force me look elsewhere....
Posted 3 years ago
henrivdm says:
I have been PRO for a few years, and the ONE thing that is a huge irritation is that there is no simple export feature.
Posted 3 years ago
egatlin says:
why can't I export my data? all fields/contents to a delimited format? just weird that this isn't available
Posted 3 years ago
huffhomeservices says:
it's ridiculous. i do believe the task manager managers don't want us to be able to manage our task managers.
Posted 3 years ago
morrisont says:
+ 1 million for CSV export....
Posted 3 years ago
grahl says:
I patched rtm-cli to export my tasks to a csv file, see here for details.
Posted 3 years ago
stevep771 says:
I discovered a work-around for this if anyone is interested. Go to one of your lists or do an advanced search. At the right side of screen, in the box you have an option to print. This creates a printer friendly version of the page. Now right-click on the page and choose 'save.' In save dialog box, choose 'single page htm.' This creates an htm file that you can open in excel.

Once in Excel, i made a spreadsheet that you can paste your data into and it will parse the data so you can save it as csv. If anyone is interested, i can make the sheet available. I know it's not ideal. Is a multi-step process. But if you're desparate, it works.
Posted 3 years ago
rothtimo says:
+1 for integration with excel
Posted 3 years ago
manny.josbena says:
+1 for Excel. I use Smartsheet and BaseCamp, too and have a weekly recurring task in RTM to reminder me to do those download/backups/exports. Sadly, I can't do weekly backups from RTM. I want all Tasks and Notes, too, because I have lots of Notes saved that I need to be sure are backed up weekly. Please make this a priority. Thanks.
Posted 3 years ago
eagleofjade says:
Definitely thumbs up for CSV export, surprised this hasn't been done by now!
Posted 2 years ago
weiszguy says:
+1 for export!

If I could have a CSV/excel/tab-delimited, or something along those lines, that would making reporting so much easier.
Posted 2 years ago
rameshcpoy says:
It will be great if we get raw data including notes in CSV format.
Posted 2 years ago
francois_nguyen says:
+1 for export : it would be possible to do some data analysis
Posted 2 years ago
rszabo says:
Let's see, it's been EIGHT YEARS since someone suggested this feature. Wonder why you won't implement it??
Posted 1 year ago
kenneho says:
+1
Posted 1 year ago
fernando.angeli says:
+1 for export!
Posted 1 year ago
bzdevil says:
Sad such a BASIC feature doesn't exist.
Posted 1 year ago
prasi00 says:
+1 for CSV/Excel export
Posted 10 months ago
bobgott says:
+1 for CSV/Excel expor
Posted 9 months ago
julie.jacksonforsberg says:
+1 for CSV export. My boss also has a certain way she wants / needs to see information, and she's not open to new tools. I need a task management system that works for me!
Posted 8 months ago
tiebor says:
+1000
Posted 7 months ago
ashineko says:
+1 - All these great new features, and we still can't export to CSV.
Posted 6 months ago
cwb3106 says:
+1
Posted 6 months ago
ulrik67 says:
+1 to excell
Posted 6 months ago
carloscadu says:
+1 csv/excel export
Posted 5 months ago
acfinnefrock says:
I despair that these are ever read by RTM staff.
Posted 17 weeks ago
andrewturnbull says:
Another +1 for a simple csv/xml export option
Posted 16 weeks ago
delucals says:
Yes please consider export in csv format! Loading into a calendar doesn't help me when I manage my list by project, not day ;-( - Thanks for considering!
Posted 14 weeks ago
ciltis says:
+1 for CSV export of search results/lists/tasks+subtasks instead of the entire database.
Posted 13 weeks ago
southstu says:
+1 for excel including notes, subtasks, priority and tags with export search results only options.
Posted 6 weeks ago
john.oday says:
+1 for excel or csv including notes, subtasks, priority and tags. I agree with everyone here, having an export that is easier to use than iCAL would be a really nice feature. Please note, I have never seen Remember The Milk go offline nor have I never been able to get my data. However, for analysis purposes or just plain piece of mind, having a more standard export option would be great.
Posted 3 weeks ago
adam.marx says:
I'd also like to request the ability to export to a CSV. It would be nice to pull all the relevant information, including any notes.
Posted 18 days ago
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