Importing data from Tindeq Progressor to a spreadsheet

Export your recorded data from the Tindeq Progressor app. Data from the are exported in the CSV (Comma-Separated Values) file format. If multiple datasets are exported they will be exported in a zipped folder. 

To open the exported data in a spreadsheet application like Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc, or Google Sheets, follow these general steps:

  1. Launch Spreadsheet Application:

    • Open your preferred spreadsheet application, such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.
  2. Create a New Workbook (if necessary):

    • If you want to open the CSV in a new workbook, typically, the spreadsheet application will open a new, blank workbook by default.
  3. Open an Existing Workbook (if necessary):

    • If you want to open the CSV in an existing workbook, open that workbook instead.
  4. Import the CSV File:

    • In most spreadsheet applications, you can open a CSV file through the “File” menu.

    • In Microsoft Excel:

      • Click on the “Data” tab
      • Select “From text/CSV”
      • Browse for and select the CSV file you want to import.
    • In Google Sheets:

      • Click on “File” in the top left.
      • Select “Import”.
      • You can then either drag and drop the CSV file or click “Select a file from your device” and choose the CSV file from your computer.
  5. Verify and Customize Import Settings:

    • Most spreadsheet applications will recognize the CSV format and open a data import dialog.
    • You may need to specify commas as the delimiters. The application should automatically detect these settings, but it’s a good practice to review them.
    • Verify that the preview of your data looks correct.
  6. Complete the Import:

    • Click the “Open” or “Import” button, depending on your spreadsheet application.
  7. Data in the Spreadsheet:

    • Your CSV data is now imported into the spreadsheet application. It will be organized in two columns (time and load) and some general settings will be stored in the upper rows.
  8. Create a Chart:

    • Go to the “Insert” tab.
    • Click on the type of chart you want to create (e.g., “Chart” or “Scatter chart”). Choose the specific chart subtype that suits your data.
    • Excel will generate a chart based on the selected data.
  9. Customize the Chart:

    • After creating the chart, you can customize it by adding titles, labels, adjusting the axes, and other formatting options.
    • Right-click on different chart elements (e.g., data points, axis labels) to access formatting options.
  10. Save Your Work (if necessary):

    • If you made any changes and want to save the data or the entire workbook, use the “Save” or “Save As” option within the application.