ADIF to Excel Spreadsheet Converter?

Discussion in 'Logbooks & Logging Programs' started by KB3LIX, Mar 27, 2007.

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  1. KB3LIX

    KB3LIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I could use something like that too.
    Typing contest contacts logged on N1MM into my regular excel log spreadsheet is TRULY a PITA.

    A PITA 'specially since the number of contacts that I make in contests are increasing.
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  2. W1SDM

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    I have only tested this on a sample .adi file that I found on the Internet, so I am not sure how it will work for you, but you may certainly try it.

    adif2csv converter

    Since I have no idea what you would want to do with any header information, it is all thrown out. Each record has to end with <eor> of course.

    I guess it won't hurt to try it. Upload your adif file, then either click on the download link to view the data, or right-click and choose save file or 'Open link in external application' and see what happens.

    Let me know if it works for you.


    Tom Green / W1SDM
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  3. K4SAV

    K4SAV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe converters are hard to find because they aren't required. Excel will open an ADIF (.adi) file directly. When opening a file you have to tell Excel to look for "all files" not just excel files. After you select the file, in the next window select "Fixed width" and move the scroll box past the header down to the first line of data. Hit Next. In the next window, select "Space" for a delimiter. Hit Next, then Finish.

    After you are finished editing the file, save a copy in excel format in case you have to go back and edit some more. Then save a copy in tab delimited-txt-format. Exit Excel and change the extension on the tab-delimited-txt (.txt) file to adi. You now have a new edited ADIF file.

    If you work state QSO parties and would like to convert the 3 or 4 letter group used as a contest exchange to valid county names so that it will appear in an ADIF file, look at the converter in this link.

    Jerry, K4SAV
  4. AB8MA

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    This is interesting. I actually did this once. My logger is ARMAP32 from Germany. It allows exports to the ADIF format.

    Let me investigate.
  5. AB8MA

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    Save your exported file as a .txt file. Then import it to Excel using your choice of delimiters..
  6. K4SAV

    K4SAV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Glad you found something that works, but now I'm confused about what you are trying to do. I thought you wanted to edit an ADIF file using Excel. When you said you wanted to remove the descriptors such as <Name:n>, that would make it no longer an ADIF file, so apparently you want to convert it to a straight text file. Are you trying to convert it to a Cabrillo file? If you want to convert an ADIF file to a CVS file, that's easy, import it into a blank Logger32 database, then export it as a CVS file. That's about the same thing you did with ACLog.

    I'm still curious as to why you would want to convert an ADIF to a CVS file. What are you going to do with a CVS file? There may be some programs that can import a CVS file, but I don't know of any.

    Jerry, K4SAV
  7. SHUMAKER212

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