Exporting Charts from AstroConnexions

Updated 4th Jan 2022.

  1. For txt files suitable for import into Solar Fire
  2. For acc files suitable for import into AstroConnexions.

See this also, for Bulk/Batch Export to Drop Box.

Batch Export to Drop Box

You must have a Dropbox account. A free account is fine for this purpose.

First use the Import AC Charts button to establish a connection to your Dropbox.

Due to changes in the Dropbox api from Sept 2021 you may have to disconnect from Dropbox and then connect to Dropbox to (re)establish a connection. Once connected all AC Import/Export procedures should work correctly. A proper fix for this is coming soon.

You may see that this:

Connected to dropbox - not really

Connected to dropbox – this may be false. This may be because of a previous connection.

  1. Tap the Import AC Charts button. Or any button that allows a connection to Dropbox
  2. Tap the Disconnect from DropBox button, then
  3. Tap the Connect to DropBox – AC folder
  4. Tap the Import AC Charts button to remove the view
  5. Tap the Import AC Chart button again – Connected!
Import AC charts

1. Import AC charts

 

Tap the Connect Dropbox – AC folder

 

Connect to Dropbox

3. Connect to Dropbox

 

Result of tapping the Connect to DropBox – AC folder

 

AC connecting

AC connecting

Connected – if you have any previously saved files they will now be listed.

 

Connected to Dropbox for sure

Connected to Dropbox for sure

 

Connect to DropBox. Import Provided charts.

Connect to Drop Box. Import Provided charts – Import AC Charts (.acc), from ver 1.95

 

To Export an AC chart as a compatible txt file suitable for import into Solar Fire (Windows program)

Left swipe a record when listing a Chart and tap Export SF. A text file (using the chart’s name as the file name, eg Adolf Hitler.txt) of the charts basic details is exported to your Drop Box AstroConnexions App folder:

 

Left Swipe for Export

Please note that this is the same procedure if exporting by swiping from the Provided Charts list:

 

Provided Charts

Provided Charts

Import the text/csv file into Solar Fire

SF Chart Export Menu

SF Chart Export Menu

 

Ascii Format Simple Text

Ascii Format Simple Text

 

Click the Edit Ascii Formats…

Arrange the Fields as shown below, and Save. Ensure Comma Quote Delimited is selected.

Simple Text Format

Simple Text Format

 

SFcht File Location

SFcht File Location

 

Exported text File Location

Exported text File Location

 

Now click the Convert button. To finish the operation you should locate the SFcht file which will list the charts imported – use the Open Chart menu option

 

CSV file format

Here’s an example of the expected CSV format (which is automatically generated by AstroConnexions).

DMC,31 Mar 1964,15:31:00,5.0,EST,Manhattan,United States,40N46,73W59

Chart Name, Date, Time, Zone Time, Zone Abbreviation, Place Name, Country/State, Latitude,Longitude

Expanded for clarity and understanding:

Chart Name (DMC)

, Date (31 Mar 1964)

, Time (15:31:00)

, Zone Time (5.0)

, Zone Abbreviation (EST)

, Place Name (Manhattan)

, Country/State (United States)

, Latitude(40N46)

,Longitude (73W59)

Please note that these files should not be used to import back into AC, using the import Solar Fire Charts option. Please see:

Exporting Charts from Solar Fire for Import into AC

To Export an AC chart as a compatible .acc file suitable for (later) import back into AstroConnexions

Left swipe a record when listing a Chart and tap Export AC. A text file (using the chart’s name as the file name, eg Adolf Hitler.acc) of the charts basic details is exported to your DropBox AstroConnexions App folder.

Left Swipe for Export

Left Swipe for Export

Import the AC .acc file:

This menu was previously Import Provided Charts

 

Import AC form

Import AC form

Tap a record, eg DMC.acc (a tick – √ – will appear to the right) and tap Import Into AC.