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Importing from a CSV file

How to import a CSV

There are many paths to getting your flight data into Safelog. If you're a user of a 3rd party eLog, we may well be able to offer you, under certain conditions, our free transition service. If this might apply to you, please do the following: log in to SafelogWeb.com, Click on Import/Export, and then click on "3rd party" to learn more about that service or click the link above.

If you're coming to Safelog from a non-supported 3rd party logbook or if you have your logbook in a 'homebrew' Excel (spreadsheet) format, then importing via CSV is the way to go. CSV is a generic neutral format for data exchange. Most eLogbooks (including Safelog) have the ability to export your flight data into a CSV. Additionally, it is quite easy to convert log data stored in Excel to a properly formatted CSV file.

Once your data is in a properly formatted CSV format it, you can import it to Safelog using Safelog's CSV import wizard. The wizard can be found by logging in to SafelogWeb.com, clicking on import/export, and then clicking on CSV importer.

Here's the information you need to get started:

With your CSV file in hand, what you'll want to do is import your data using our powerful CSV import wizard. To access the wizard, log in to SafelogWeb.com (ideally from a full sized PC or Mac and not from a mobile device), click on import/export, and then CSV import. There is a lot more information and help within the wizard itself to get you going. Additionally, there is a video there that shows you the field matching process. You can go view that now if you think that will be helpful.

Have you gotten CSV file(s) back from us after using the Safelog Transition service? If we have sent you back new CSV files after you have participated in the Safelog Transitions service, then this page only partially applies to you and you might not need it at all. We typically send back two CSV files to such people (one for flights, one for aircraft) though in some cases there is only one file. If this applies to you, you are welcome to read through the below, of course, though some of it may be more than what you need. In some cases, however, you may find this useful as you may want to clean up your CSV files a bit due to deficiencies in the data or because you want some additional data or configuration that was not available natively in your old 3rd party eLog. At any rate, if you just got such CSV files back from us, try importing them, taking care to import the AIRCRAFT file first (if you were given one).