Exporting Charts from AstroConnexions
Updated 4th Jan 2022.
- For txt files suitable for import into Solar Fire
- For acc files suitable for import into AstroConnexions.
See this also, for Bulk/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:
- Tap the Import AC Charts button. Or any button that allows a connection to Dropbox
- Tap the Disconnect from DropBox button, then
- Tap the Connect to DropBox – AC folder
- Tap the Import AC Charts button to remove the view
- Tap the Import AC Chart button again – Connected!
Tap the Connect Dropbox – AC folder
Result of tapping the Connect to DropBox – AC folder
Connected – if you have any previously saved files they will now be listed.
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:
Please note that this is the same procedure if exporting by swiping from the Provided Charts list:
Import the text/csv file into Solar Fire
Click the Edit Ascii Formats…
Arrange the Fields as shown below, and Save. Ensure Comma Quote Delimited is selected.
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)
Please note that these files should not be used to import back into AC, using the import Solar Fire Charts option. Please see:
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.
Import the AC .acc file:
This menu was previously Import Provided Charts
Tap a record, eg DMC.acc (a tick – √ – will appear to the right) and tap Import Into AC.