Importing and Exporting Data
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Importing and Exporting

Importing from another program

My Peak Flow can import readings from comma or tab separated text files.

Click on the Import readings task and choose the file you wish to import. The Import Settings window will then be displayed.

import peak flow

  • Separator: Choose whether the data is separated by commas or tabs.
  • Skip First Line: If the file includes column headers, check this box to ignore them as data, and enter the number of lines to skip.
  • Date: Enter the column in which the date appears.
  • Order: Enter the day – month – year order of the dates. My Peak Flow understands both numerical months and named months.
  • Time, Peak Flow: Select the column number for each of these readings. If your file does not contain a time select none.
  • Activity Effect, Cough, Wheeze, Short of Breath, Chest Tightness:. If your file contains information about these symptoms, enter the column number. My Peak Flow expects the data to be a number between 0 and 3 (0=best, 3=worst)
  • Used Meds: must be either “true” or “false”.


Click on the Export readings task and choose the file you wish to save your readings to. My Peak Flow will write a comma separated file of all your readings.

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