Pimero can import data from various sources. Not all data types can be imported directly from any source. The following list shows you which sources you can use to import data:
- Microsoft Outlook: Dates and contacts. (Emails can also be imported. Click here. )
- CSV (comma separated values) File
- iCalendar und vCard Files
- Pimero 2007
Import from Microsoft Outlook
Temines and contacts can be imported from Outlook 2003 and newer versions of Outlook.
In the upper left corner, open the main menu and select “Import” -> “From Microsoft Outlook”.
Please note that Microsoft Outlook must be installed on the same computer as Pimero.
First, please select the data type you want to import. The option Appointments and Contacts is available for this purpose. Then select a source directory from the list in the first dropdown field.
If the list is empty, please make sure that you have installed Outlook 2003 or newer on your computer.
Depending on your security settings, Outlook may ask if other programs are allowed to access the data. This will open a small window that sometimes remains in the background. To access the window, minimize Pimero.
Next, select the destination folder for Pimero. The list contains all target folders in which you have write permissions. By default, only your personal folder and all public folders are displayed. You can create additional folders or change permissions for existing folders.
Attention: The option “Delete appointments in Pimero…” is disabled. is intended for users who want a complete synchronization between Pimero and Outlook. If selected, all appointments / contacts in Pimero that do not originate from Outlook will be deleted.
When you have set everything up, click on “Start import”. Directly to the right of the button is a progress bar that shows you the progress of the import. When the progress bar is completely filled, all data has been imported.
Now you can perform the import with the other data type or with other combinations of target and source folders or close the window. Please make sure that you have opened the correct Pimero folder to see your newly imported data.
Import from CSV file
The most comprehensive way to import data into Pimero is the CSV import. Almost all programs can export their data as CSV files and import them into Pimero.
In the upper left corner open the main menu and select “Import” -> “From CSV file (comma separated values)”.
The selection starts the CSV Import Wizard.
Please press “Next >”.
The next step may seem complicated, but Pimero tries to make all import settings as good as possible. The goal is to make Pimero understand how to import your CSV file correctly. Since there is no uniform standard for formatting CSV files, this step is used to adjust the settings according to the format of the file.
These settings are:
- First line is heading
Check this box if your CSV file starts with a descriptive header. This row usually contains meaningful column names.
- field separator
Select the character that divides the data fields.
A character that can be placed before the other functional characters to make them lose their normal function.
Often characters are encapsulated in qualifiers if they contain line breaks. In this way, an importing program can distinguish between a simple line break and a new data entry.
Comments begin with this character. Comments are ignored during import.
- text encoding
Text can be encoded in various ways. Change the encoding until all characters are displayed correctly. werden.
- Date/time format
It is important to set this field correctly so that Pimero recognizes the correct formatting for the date and time values.
If all settings are correct, you will see a well formatted preview in the table as shown in the picture above. There should be several columns and several rows (each row represents one entry). Please check each field content if it matches the column description (A column “Start Date” should only contain one date/time value).
Click on “Next >”.
In this step you can assign the columns of the import file to the columns of Pimero. In the picture above, the column names match exactly. This is because the CSV file was previously exported from Pimero. Please note that you must choose the correct counterpart in Pimero for each column for which you are importing data. You can ignore certain columns by unchecking the box in the first column or simply not assigning them to the corresponding Pimero column.
When you have assigned all columns, click Next >.
Now follows the last step of the Import Wizard. Please select the destination folder for Pimero. The list contains all folders in which you have write permissions. By default, these folders are only your personal folders and all public folders. Of course, you can create additional folders or change permissions for existing folders.
Click on “Import now!” to start the import. A progress bar will appear, increasing from 0% to 100%. A message will appear when the import is complete. Press “Ok” to exit the Import Wizard. Please make sure that you have opened the correct Pimero folder (in the main window) to see your newly imported data.