File Menu - Export As
Text File

Exporting a Datafile as Text File

When iData exports a datafile as a plain-text file, it inserts a blank line of 20 underscore characters, preceded and followed by blank lines, between records.

If the datafile has fields, each field is placed on a separate line, with the field name, followed by a colon and a space, in front of the field content. Below the fields, the name of the Freeform Text Area is placed, followed by the text from that area.

If the datafile does not have any fields, the name of the Freeform Text Area is omitted.

This is a plain-text format, so styled text and embedded graphics will not appear in the exported file.

NOTE: iData Pro export functions work only on selected records. Therefore, if you have been viewing only a partial selection of the records in a datafile, but wish to export all of the records, you must first choose All Records from the Select menu, to ensure that all records in the datafile are in the selected state.

To Export a Datafile as a Text File:

         1. Select Text File... from the Export As sub-menu under the File menu.

         2. In the Save dialog that comes up next, navigate to the folder where you want to save the file, and click the Save button.

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