This article will show you:
- How to import exercises and save in CSV file format.
You need this because:
- You want to learn how to set up your library of exercises into the proper format for your CoachMePlus install.
- You want to learn how to import your list of exercises into a simple file format that can be formatted into a file that can be read by the CoachMePlus system.
Importing Exercises and Saving in CSV Format:
In order to load all exercises properly onto your system, you must save your exercise bank as a CSV file. A CSV file is a comma-separated value file that displays all information in your spreadsheet in plain-text form. A CSV file consists of any number of records that are separated by line breaks.
The TEMPLATE for the form will look like this:
*Figure 1 - Template for importing library of exercises into proper CSV format.
- title - Enter the Name of Your Exercise
- tags - Enter Category for the Exercise
- has_reps - Enter Yes or No to request Reps
- has_duration - Enter Yes or No to request Duration
- has_distance - Enter Yes or No to request Distance
- has_weight - Enter Yes or No to request Weight
- video_filename - Enter in the video file name that you have uploaded to your library
- notes - Enter in any notes (if applicable)
I will now demonstrate how your will format your exercise bank to look like the one above
This is a sample library of exercises. Now, we want to fill in the template (Figure 1) with information. Enter the name of the exercise in the NAME column. The tricky part is entering the information for Tags. Since all these exercises are under Balance , you will enter Balance and then put a COMMA and enter the subtag it is under.
An example would be for LowerBack - SMR, the tag would be Balance, Back.
Below is an sample file when exercises are formatted and saved as a CSV file:
This will keep your exercise library organized and in the same order that you have it originally.
**The template is attached to this article.