Data Export FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Data Export Feature

 

Our file export feature lets you export your meal level nutrition details, progress history, & exercise history. Premium users can use this to see their information in EXCEL and other data programs, perform custom analysis on their information, print out their information, or share their information with someone else (like a personal trainer).



-Please use blue links below to learn more about this feature- 




How Do I Export MFP Information Using My iOS App?

From the Home Screen:
You can find the Export button on both the Progress and Nutrition screens in the app
- Tap either the More or Progress tabs from the bottom menu (Fig. 1)
- If you tapped More, then tap Nutrition (Fig. 1B)
- Tap the Export link is listed at the top left of the Progress screen (Fig. 2A) and the top right of the Nutrition screen (Fig. 2B)
- This brings you to the Export Information screen (Fig. 3). From there you can: Confirm your email address and choose your date range (Fig. 4) before tapping the Export Button

Next Step: Check Your Email & click here


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How Do I Export MFP Information Using My Android App?

From the Home Screen:
You can find the Export button on both the Progress and Nutrition screens in the app
- Open the menu bar by tapping the 3 horizontal lines in the top left corner of the screen (Fig. 1)
- Next, you can find the Export feature by tapping either the Progress or Nutrition buttons (Fig. 2)
- Tap the Export icon (Fig. 3A Or Fig. 3B) 
- This brings you to the Export Information screen (Fig. 4A). From there you can: Confirm your email address and choose your date range (Fig. 4B) before tapping the Export Button

Next Step: Check Your Email & click here


                                                  
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How Do I Export MFP Data Using The Website?

From the My Home Screen:
- Click the Reports Button from the main Menu Bar (Fig. 1)
- Next, click the green Export Button from the Charts and Reports screen(Fig. 1)
- This brings you to the Export Information screen (Fig. 2). From there you can: Confirm your email address and choose your date range (Fig. 3) before clicking the Export Button once more

Next Step: Check Your Email & click here


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Can I Choose What Data Comes To Me?

We send you three different files enclosed within your zip file. 

  • Meal Level Nutrition Details - Calories, Macro And Micronutrients of logged foods summarized at the meal level
  • Progress History - Logged measurement entries such as weight, neck, waist and hip measurements.

  • Exercise History​ - Individual workouts, along with steps counts and all daily calorie burns (if you are using a tracker)​



What Do I Do With The Email and Zip File You Sent Me?
 

You’ll find an email from MyFitnessPal that looks like this in your inbox:

Your information will arrive as a set of CSV files inside of a Zip file that you can download by clicking the "Download Files" button in the email. We recommend downloading the files on a computer instead of a mobile device.

Once you've downloaded the Zip File:
To decompress (unzip) a file or folder on a Mac, double-click it. To open a zipped file on a PC, drag the .zip attachment to the desktop.

Once the 
file is on the desktop, you can double- or right-click to open it. Double-click the zipped file to see its contents.
You’ll see three different .CSV files:

 
  • Your Progress

  • Your Exercise

  • Your Nutrition




What Is A .CSV File?
A CSV is a Comma Separated Values file, which allows data to be saved in a table structured format. CSVs look like a garden-variety spreadsheet but with a .csv extension (Traditionally they take the form of a text file containing information separated by commas, hence the name).




Where Can I 
Use .CSV Files?
A CSV file can be opened in any program; however, it can look messy at times. For most users, a CSV file is best viewed with a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel, Numbers by Apple or Google Docs.


Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017 01:10PM PST

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