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TOPIC: Export Data

 
June 24, 2011 4:41 PM
Yes, yes. It would be good to have for yourself and also to share with your doctor or nutritionist. Daily is fine, but what you do over the long hall makes a bigger difference. I consider being able to get a long-term history an essential feature. @myfitnesspal are you listening?
June 24, 2011 10:23 PM
I don't think they are listening — there are threads like this going back for at least a couple of years and I have yet to see a response from a MFP representative.

So I'm planning to check out Lose It! and see if that will work for me too. They've got the same calorie tracking, an active community, and an app (and especially website) with a much better user interface. Oh, and they actually have a data download function. The only question in my mind is whether Lose It! has as good a database as MFP — we'll see...
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June 27, 2011 10:13 PM
bump!
June 29, 2011 6:13 AM
QUOTE:

I don't think they are listening — there are threads like this going back for at least a couple of years and I have yet to see a response from a MFP representative.

So I'm planning to check out Lose It! and see if that will work for me too. They've got the same calorie tracking, an active community, and an app (and especially website) with a much better user interface. Oh, and they actually have a data download function. The only question in my mind is whether Lose It! has as good a database as MFP — we'll see...


Let us know what you think, please! I would hate to lose my friends on here though...
July 16, 2011 4:06 PM
@eupfhoria - neat idea, but it doesn't seem to work any more. Maybe the output format from MFP changed but all I get back is the following:

Date,Calories,Carbohydrates,Fat,Protein,Exercise,Net
07/01/11,,,,,0,0
07/02/11,,,,,0,0
07/03/11,,,,,0,0
07/04/11,,,,,0,0
07/05/11,,,,,0,0
07/06/11,,,,,0,0
07/07/11,,,,,0,0
07/08/11,,,,,0,0
07/09/11,,,,,0,0
07/10/11,,,,,0,0
07/11/11,,,,,0,0
07/12/11,,,,,0,0
07/13/11,,,,,0,0
07/14/11,,,,,0,0
07/15/11,,,,,0,0
07/16/11,,,,,0,0
August 10, 2011 11:40 AM
Just started here. Shocked that there is not more robust reporting like FitDay's local/software version or an ability to export the data in an easy-to-use fashion for any of us data analysts/gurus out there.

The one thing that this place has is a huge database of foods, but that's not going to keep me here. Given there has not been one response in this thread from a member of the team over close to a year's timeframe, that's very telling -- in a negative way.

Even the Meal-Addition interface is clunky. Given the use of AJAX/Javascript and other new web technologies, it'd be virtually painless to make a drag-and-drop style application.

Will give it a few more days and then on to another online version of FitDay that hopefully has both a solid database and the tools needed to make this work.
August 15, 2011 9:35 AM
Bump. 10,000 times bump.
August 18, 2011 1:20 PM
Found a way to export in XML format. You'll need to do some work to convert this into something excel can read though. There is a different URL for each report you want, here are some examples:

Weight for last 30 days:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/reports/results/progress/1/30

Calories consumed for last 7 days:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/reports/results/nutrition/Calories/7

Calories burned for last 7 days:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/reports/results/fitness/Calories%20Burned/7

Net calories for last 7 days:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/reports/results/nutrition/Net%20Calories/7

etc. Basically you can get the XML for each report possible to generate from here: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/reports
August 25, 2011 1:29 AM
Hello people, I'm a web design/programmer and use myfitnesspal myself, and I've built a small tool on my website which will let you copy the data directly from myfitnesspal to it and give you a downloadable CSV file.

The link to the page is http://www.designbyvh.com/mfp2csv.php. All instructions are on the page (but all you need to to is select the dates you want to export, copy and paste and that's it!

Let me know what you guys/girls think :)
Edited by vishalharia On August 25, 2011 1:33 AM
August 25, 2011 2:33 PM
vishalharia:

"Hello people, I'm a web design/programmer and use myfitnesspal myself, and I've built a small tool on my website which will let you copy the data directly from myfitnesspal to it and give you a downloadable CSV file.

The link to the page is http://www.designbyvh.com/mfp2csv.php. All instructions are on the page (but all you need to to is select the dates you want to export, copy and paste and that's it!

Let me know what you guys/girls think :)"

Works great! Thank you!
Edited by Blabob On August 25, 2011 2:34 PM
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August 25, 2011 7:45 PM
QUOTE:

Works great! Thank you!


No problem :)
September 5, 2011 1:26 PM
Bump. This really needs to exist. For those of us that track multiple measurements, such as waist, bicep size, etc, or the increase in weight that we lift, there is currently no way to report on it. An export feature would allow us to create graphs on everything in excel. I really wish an admin would jump in here.

*edit* To point it out, this thread has been viewed nearly 1500 times, way more than anything else I'm seeing in the suggestions forum. */edit*
Edited by Fmstrat On September 5, 2011 1:27 PM
September 5, 2011 6:41 PM
Add me to the list of MFP users that want to export data. Tap-tap-tap, I see you behind the glass MFP staff. I know you are listening. Give us a sign.

Paul.
September 6, 2011 7:00 AM
OK everyone, rather than wait, and since the other tool didn't work for me, I created an export tool that exports ALL diary data. I'm still working on figuring out a way to get weight and custom measurements (like waist, etc). But all food and exercise data is included.

All you have to do is make your diary public (temporary if you want), then visit the URL and provide your username. It will then pump out a CSV of all data. Here is the link for the tool:

http://nowsci.com/myfitnesspal-export-tool/
September 6, 2011 8:56 PM
Fmstrat - Thanks!!

I think this will be very useful for Excel analysis of my data. I wish there were better charting/analysis tools built into MyFitnessPal, but hey; can't have everything.

As a side note - I've tried a whole bunch of programs/websites before settling on MyFitnessPal, and I have to say it is by far the best - AND free. Kudos!
September 7, 2011 9:23 AM
Like. Bump.
September 8, 2011 10:53 AM
@fmstrat Your tool works great! Can I make a feature request? Can you allow us to specify the start and stop dates for the data so we can get 1 year segments of data ranging back more than a year ago? That would be sweet!

Thanks!
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September 8, 2011 11:50 AM
QUOTE:

@fmstrat Your tool works great! Can I make a feature request? Can you allow us to specify the start and stop dates for the data so we can get 1 year segments of data ranging back more than a year ago? That would be sweet!

Thanks!


Glad it's working for everyone. I've updated the tool to export ALL data, not just the past 365 days, so give it a go. BTW, Since the forum doesn't do email notifications, I won't be able to track replies here, so please comment on the page containing the tool if you want me to notice it (as drewdizzle did).

Thanks,
B.
September 11, 2011 3:31 PM
Thanks botth tools provided by Fmstrat and vishal exported the data in excel. Great stuff.
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September 11, 2011 4:44 PM
I share my nutritional info with my DR and I have to print, then scan. Kind of lame.
September 12, 2011 5:09 AM
I'd also like an "Export to CSV" option.
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November 16, 2011 11:55 AM
Great to see someone providing a way to get our data out, since MFP doesn't provide one!
November 22, 2011 9:15 AM
I'd love a solution integrated in the site, please! (But thank you MFP friends for coming up with workarounds!!!)
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January 4, 2012 6:44 PM
Bump! Please add an Export CSV option.
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January 4, 2012 7:37 PM
I think it's a great idea, but some of you people act like this is the only suggestion thread that doesn't get an acknowledgement. I'm not saying they don't see them at all, but this is a black hole. There are hundreds of threads in this section with far more user demand that haven't been acknowledged. It doesn't necessarily mean they don't care, they just have priorities. Maybe someone can volunteer to do the coding for them and they might fit it onto the enormous wish list they already have.
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