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TOPIC: Export Data

 
January 12, 2013 12:03 PM
bump / like / whatever

please
January 13, 2013 5:42 AM
bump
January 13, 2013 9:23 AM
QUOTE:

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 :)


Yep works for me too! The progress data came out as an unspecified file type so I will need to tidy up, but otherwise brilliant - thanks for being so community minded! - Oliversmile
January 16, 2013 1:29 PM
That's awesome you made that form!

What I need, however, is to have both the date, the foods, and the food notes section. I'm using My Fitness Pal as a food diary to track what I eat and associated health side effects (ex. if I was Celiac's and ate bread, watch out world! I'd see the Notes change according to the food effects (experienced a rash 2 days after eating bread...)).

Can you make a script for that? Thanks!
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February 21, 2013 10:59 PM
Bump. This seems ridiculous that they haven't made an export feature available yet. Kind of makes me think they just went with some cheap offshore programmers and don't really have an expert development team.

Does not bode well for future of MFP, and certainly will ever keep it form becoming a fitness data platform.
February 25, 2013 9:08 PM
+1
March 16, 2013 1:17 PM
This is awesome. Not sure what it took to write, but thanks for the effort.
April 30, 2013 9:26 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

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 :)


Not sure if you'll still see this many months later, but you're form is missing "February" as an option.
Edited by akindc On April 30, 2013 9:30 AM
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July 7, 2013 5:41 AM
Having no export function for backups or custom reporting is very bad and makes me consider using another diet tracking site, despite the large size of MFP's food database.
Edited by lsnizek On July 7, 2013 5:42 AM
July 15, 2013 3:41 PM
QUOTE:

Having no export function for backups or custom reporting is very bad and makes me consider using another diet tracking site, despite the large size of MFP's food database.


Bump.

MFP,
Make it happen!
July 17, 2013 9:02 AM
2 years...
July 27, 2013 2:44 PM
I would like to be able to export data to archive data but also to do different charting (e.g., moving average charts, calorie deficits compared to different equations (Harris-Benedict, Mifflin St Jeor)). The quant interest was a result of doing The Hacker's Diet (http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/).
July 28, 2013 3:05 PM
I've been using MFP for a few weeks now. I generally find it good, but couldn't believe there was no export feature. Simple CSV would do.

Yes, I know there are workarounds and I could write a program to parse the XML...it wouldn't even take me long. But why should I? It should be integrated with the site, for everyone. (not many people would be able to use the program I'd write...)
July 31, 2013 2:39 PM
Well?
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August 1, 2013 10:40 PM
Can we get a MyFitnessPal comment? Ideally an ETA or reasoning behind not creating the feature?

This is a critical feature and I'm surprised it doesn't exist yet. The lack of this feature is what is holding me back from recommending the app to friends/family/followers. If it existed, I would've recommended the app to everyone I know and gotten my gyms' clients using it. MFP will lose many prospective users by lacking this feature. If they're worried about losing existing users, very few users stay with MFP just because of their data and it is a pretty insignificant barrier to changing fitness apps.

I am moving on to a different app because one can't hold out forever without any comment by MFP. Sadly I will give a competing fitness app (that has the ability to export data) my business, my friend's business, and my client's business.
August 10, 2013 7:11 AM
+1 - Would really like to have ability to export data to do my on analysis and correlation. MFP is a great app for entering data. We just need a simple "Export to CSV".
August 10, 2013 10:56 AM
This would be awesome!
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August 16, 2013 7:16 AM
QUOTE:

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 :)


Woohoo - it works! Thank you so very much!!
  44758273
August 30, 2013 2:16 AM
Amazing! Thank you!
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September 5, 2013 8:22 AM
It is so frustrating to apparently not even have an official comment on this, the most obvious missing feature.

See for example Google's commitment to make it easy for users to export their own data, via their "Data Liberation Front" team
http://www.dataliberation.org/

"The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products. We do this because we believe that you should be able to export any data that you create in (or import into) a product. We help and consult other engineering teams within Google on how to "liberate" their products. This is our mission statement:

Users should be able to control the data they store in any of Google's products. Our team's goal is to make it easier to move data in and out."

So, myfitnesspal, is it our data or not?

If myfitnespal is really about lock-in and they aren't even willing to say so in public, then "I'm outta here"
September 28, 2013 5:14 PM
Here is a Python script that generates CSV out of MFP's "printable report" HTML

https://sourceforge.net/projects/myfitnesspal-html-to-csv

Instructions: https://sourceforge.net/p/myfitnesspal-html-to-csv/wiki/Home
Edited by lsnizek On September 28, 2013 5:14 PM
October 29, 2013 6:46 AM
It's nothing less than shameful that MFP is staying silent on adding a feature that
a) is in high demand and would lead to higher customer satisfaction
b) is low hanging fruit, as several members have shown with work-arounds created in a few hours.

I had been content with MFP, but that was before trying to extract data, which I had wrongly assumed would be a trivial task. I'll be looking to see what competitors offer in this regard now.
  42713096
October 30, 2013 6:03 PM
like & bump
November 1, 2013 11:21 PM
Like and bump. A crucial function of any app is to be able to export AND import ALL the raw data and ALL the metadata.
November 2, 2013 8:51 PM
Hi. I wrote a tool to export the reports data as .csv files for use in Excel or similar programs. I just finished writing it a few hours ago, so with your feedback, I'd love to make it a better tool. Thanks! http://foodfastfit.com/myfitnesspal-x-foodfastfit/

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