Posts Tagged ‘Export’

Logbook Filter and more

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Today you can download a new beta version with some great new features:

  • New filter function for all output windows
  • vCard import for buddy details
  • UDDF 3.x import support
  • HeinrichsWeikamp Frog download support
  • Several bug fixes and other minor improvements

With the new filter window, you can create filters for any output window (logbook, details data, table editor, dive site map, statistics, printing and exports). Filters allow you to view, export or print only a subset of your logbook data, based on any criteria you want. For example, you can now view the statistics just for one year or just for your rebreather dives. You can export or print only dives where you’ve dived with just one particular buddy. Or you can view in the map window only dive sites, which are deeper than 30 m and with a rating of 5 stars (just an example).

To create a filter, click the new filter icon you’ll find now in most toolbars:

Logbook Filter

Statistics Filter

Export Filter

Then you will see on the right side of the current window the new filter toolbox, where you can add with “AND/OR” any number of criteria for every database field. As soon as you add, edit or delete filters, you can see the results live in the output window.

Filter Toolbox

Edit Filter

To edit a filter row, just double click it or hit the edit button in the toolbar. That way you can easily refine your filter until you get the data you want. You can save your filter to a file and reload it later on. You can also exchange filters between identical database tables, e.g. between statistics, logbook and table window or between dive site details and dive site map.

vCard Import: In the Buddy details you can import now vCard files, which can be created by most contact and email applications and webmail apps:

vCard Import

Click here to download the update beta setup file. This is an update from the current version 5.0.6. If you have an older version than 5.0.6, please update first to 5.0.6 and then install the beta update. Please let me know how you like the new filter function, if it works for you or if you see any crashes or bugs. The filter function integrates deeply into many parts of the application, so I want to make sure I’ve not broken any existing functionality.

 

Diving Log 5.0.6 released

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

A new Diving Log version is ready for download. It cumulates all beta updates since version 5.0.5 and contains the following new features:

  • Dive map window
  • Print function gas switch graphic
  • Buddy signature creation added
  • Logbook dive list column width will be saved
  • Automatic update check
  • Dive time offset in statistics
  • Universal Downloader update (New Mares devices added)
  • Downloader COM Port list auto refresh
  • Suunto Dive Manager 4 import
  • DiveSystem DiveLogger import
  • Liquivision DiveLog import
  • Liquivision X1 Import improved
  • HS Explorer Import improved
  • Shearwater Import improved
  • Scubase Import improved
  • Android Export improved
  • Download link to logbook layouts
  • Windows classic style improved
  • Many small improvements and bug fixes

It contains also many small changes not mentioned in this list and it’s the first version with an automatic update check, so I highly recommend installing this update.

Diving Log 5.0.3 released

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

After five month of development and five beta versions, the final version 5.0.3 is now available (install the update from 5.0.2 to update from any beta 5.0.3). For those of you, who have been downloaded and installed each beta version, there are just a few changes since the last beta. But those updating from version 5.0.2 will get a really big update with tons of new features, which would normally justify a new major version:

This update is a big improvement for technical divers and scuba divers with lots of new data fields including Nitrox, Trimix and Rebreather dives!

Version 5.0.3 Beta 3 available

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Today I’ve uploaded a new beta version which contains the following new features:

Download Links:

As usual, please provide feedback if you see any problems or bugs. Please note, the SAC rate calculation is still not correct for multiple and/or double tanks in this beta, which is a known issue.

HTML Export

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The export to HTML was available in Diving Log 4.0 and was missing in version 5.0 until now – but now it’s back and improved. It lets you export your dives to a HTML table and is probably the easiest way to publish your dives on your own website. The new export, available in the next beta, is now using CSS styles for the table design. It comes with 3 default styles, but you can edit the CSS files, which are located in your Diving Log documents folder (sub folder “CSS”) with any text editor to adjust colors and the design to your website. You can preview here all 3 default styles:

Feel free to modify these styles, create your own and if you want, send me your styles to share them with other Diving Log users. You can also select now the columns, which should be exported, in the HTML, Excel and CSV export.

HTML Export

How to get your logbook onto your Mac

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

I often get requests for a Mac OS version of Diving Log, either from users who have switched from Windows to Mac, or from users who have both (e.g. a Windows PC and a MacBook). Even though I don’t have enough time to create a Mac version myself, luckily the wait is over for all Mac users out there: you can now use the Dive Log Manager application for Mac OS to view and edit your Diving Log logbook files on your Mac!

Dive Log Manager has started 2 years ago as a small desktop sync tool which enabled iPhone users to sync their logbook to the Mac. But it has grown over time to a full featured desktop dive log for the Mac, and with the update from last December it has now also editing capabilities. It is available in two versions: a free version which can view logbook files without limitation and a paid version which contains the editing features. Both versions are also available in the new Mac App Store.

Dive Log Manager on Mac OS

Same Logbook in Diving Log

The logbook format is the same used by Diving Log on Windows (and iPhone), even though it is a SQLite database instead of an Access database. Diving Log 5.0 can export to that format (using the SQLite export) and, with the next update, also import the Mac logbook back into Diving Log 5.0 using the “Dive Log Manager” import function. And it’s getting even easier to exchange data between Windows and Mac OS: You can sync soon your logbook data seamlessly across different Windows PC’s and Mac’s via the new Dropbox sync (more about that in my next blog post).

Equipment on Mac OS

Equipment in Diving Log

New beta version available

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

You can download a new beta version of Diving Log 5.0 with several new features:

Full Setup (26 MB)
Update from 5.0.0 (19 MB)
(Please download the final version)

In the main toolbar you will find a new “Web” dropdown button, which is now the central location for cloud services like online logbooks. Currently there are 4 online logbooks included:

  • Dilogs.com – already included with the Dilogs manager, but the new sync interface offers a lightweight and easier sync experience
  • Divelogs.de – was only available in the export menu, but now you can upload and download your dives in the new sync dialog
  • Yourdivebook.com – completely new integrated with upload and download
  • Divelogpool.com – new beta portal to collect dive data for the NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in Trondheim for a research project
  • In future MySQL sync will be added for phpDivingLog

Dilogs Sync

Divelogs Sync

YourDiveBook Sync

Great news for all Android users out there: there is now a sync function from Diving Log 5.0 to the already available Android Dive Log (Dive Log Key) from Rob Knapen. It is included in the sync menu in the main toolbar of Diving Log. The sync is done at the moment only via the sdcard. Diving Log saves the file to the sdcard, Android Dive Log reads this file from the card when you use the restore function. To sync back to the desktop you must create a backup in the Android DL to the storage card, Diving Log will import that and merge the changes into the desktop logbook.

Android Sync

Main Screen

Dive List

Dive Site Map

The ribbon in the logbook window could now be displayed also in the Windows 7 ribbon style:

Windows 7 Ribbon Style

Other new features in this beta:

  • Import from JDiveLog
  • French localization completed
  • Many small improvements and bug fixes

Diving Log 5.0 – Latest Updates

Monday, February 8th, 2010

I want to give you a quick overview about the recent updates of the current version 5.0:

  • Backup function added
  • External tools management added
  • UDDF Import improved for DR5 dive computer
  • UDDF Export improved for DR5 dive computer
  • Support for Mares Icon HD (Import DiveOrganizer)
  • GUI Improvements when Windows runs in classic style

The backup function has been improved a bit since version 4.0 and is able to maintain several different logbook files. The backup files can also be zipped.

Backup Function

The external tools function is now also included. With this function, you can add a shortcut to any file or program to the “Tools” menu.

External Tools

External Tools Manager

If you own a DR5 dive computer from HeinrichsWeikamp, you can use the new improved UDDF export to upload any dive from any dive computer to your DR5. Make sure to set in the export settings the “DR5 Compatibility” option to “True”. With the improved UDDF import you can select now several UDDF files and import them at once. This makes it much easier to import from the DR5 where every dive is stored in a single file.

UDDF Export

If you own a Mares Icon HD dive computer, please write me an email. I need some dive data from the Icon HD in order to test the import function a bit more (I had no real data during the development of the importer). Thank you!

Diving Log 5.0 – Beta Update

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Today I’ve updated the Diving Log 5.0 beta version. The most important new feature is the MySQL export and upload function, so users of phpDivingLog or Diving Log Online can now upload their dive data with Diving Log 5.0. You must download and install the MySQL ODBC Connector in order to upload the data directly to the MySQL server. MySQL dump files can now be optionally compressed with gzip or zip, so uploading these files will be a lot faster.

Other changes and improvements in this update:

  • DCDS 2.1 import included
  • Shearwater Desktop import update (to support version 1.0)
  • Oceanlog import bugfix
  • Suunto Dive Manager import bugfix
  • Mares DRAK Puck Air support
  • MySQL export and upload
  • Bugfix in profile drawing

Let me know if you find any bugs, especially in the MySQL export.

Online Dive Logs

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Today I want to show you 2 amazing open source online dive logs which have emerged from the MySQL export function included in Diving Log. The MySQL export allows you to either export a MySQL dump text file from your Diving Log logbook file, which you can import with phpMyAdmin, for example. Or you can upload directly to your MySQL database when your provider allows external access (not every hoster does allow it). With this export/upload and one (or both) of the php logbooks you can host your logbook online on your webserver.

The 1st project phpDivingLog was started by Olaf van Zandwijk, improved by Lloyd Borrett and is now developed by Rob Lensen (logbook). There is also a thread in the Diving Log support forum.

phpDivingLog dive list

phpDivingLog dive list

phpDivingLog dive profile

phpDivingLog dive profile

The 2nd project is Diving Log Online which was just released by Vasco NL (website). It has currently 3 templates (themes), but you can create also your own.

Diving Log Online blue theme

Diving Log Online blue theme

Diving Log Online black theme

Diving Log Online black theme

Diving Log Online cave theme

Diving Log Online cave theme

Both projects can be used together on the same server (in different directories) and use the same data from the database. You need a web server (shared or self hosted), PHP and a MySQL database. External access to the database enables the direct upload from Diving Log, otherwise you must export to the dump file. This is a great way to get your dives online!