Ability to add or change column name

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K4INC
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Ability to add or change column name

Post by K4INC » 17 Feb 2016, 19:15

It would be nice to have the ability to add or change existing column names. There are many groups (NPOTA,IOTA, SOTA, POTA etc) and when importing from other logging programs that have that ability, and have NOPA/IOTA/SOTA referances Log4OM can't import the needed column and reference number.

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Re: Ability to add or change column name

Post by G4POP » 17 Feb 2016, 19:54

K4INC wrote:It would be nice to have the ability to add or change existing column names. There are many groups (NPOTA,IOTA, SOTA, POTA etc) and when importing from other logging programs that have that ability, and have NOPA/IOTA/SOTA referances Log4OM can't import the needed column and reference number.

Randy_K4INC
Randy,
We import all standard ADIF (Amateur Data Interchange Format) fields and unfortunately the fields you are referring to are not all standard fields

Because there are many bits of information that the ADIF specification does not or did not include the software developers are/were forced to use 'Program specific fields' these fields are specific to each piece of software. So a program may have a requirement to record the street name so it adds a field called 'Street Name' now no other program on earth knows where or what that field is all about so they cannot import it.

As it happens there is an IOTA and a SOTA ADIF field but you will probably find your previous software has not saved that information to those specific ADIF fields because they are fairly recent!

That provides the background so now lets see how I can help you to resolve this!

Please send me by email the ADIF file that you exported from your old software by email to g4pop (AT) arrl (DOT) net and I will get back to you with some answers by return
73 Terry G4POP

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