What is the best way to start a new goal but “pre-loaded” with the data from an existing goal (which would then get dumped in favor of the new one)? I’m still not happy I have things set up properly, and I’d like to do a quasi-start-afresh. So far I’ve tried the following:
- Exported my existing data into a CSV
- Hacked that into what appears to be the required shape for importing, i.e. each line being of the form: yyyyy mm dd “optional comment” (Aside: It would be nice if the import mechanism could handle the exported CSV data as-is, without the need for hacking it first)
- Imported that now-hacked data back into my new goal using the form at the right of the graph
The import seems to work, of a fashion, and the data does arrive unscathed, but it’s not showing up as I’d expect. For a start, the graph insists on starting at today’s date, not the date of my first datum. I tried changing the x-axis low value but that was ignored.
Also, the calculations about how long I had to enter my next data seemed wildly off. I’m guessing that although the data is accurate, the new goal is comparing that data with its underlying assumptions about what my progress should be on any given date, and that is independent of the graph display (although may be confusing the graphing). Hypothesizing that there is some significance in that initial 0 datum that every new goal seems to start with, I changed that initial entry to have my required starting date. No joy. I even tried changing the first date in the road editor, figuring that may be the real “time zero” for the various calculations, but that didn’t work either and may even have resulted in me incorrectly having to pay a pledge (if anyone who controls such things is watching, could you make that not so?)
So, how’s this meant to be done?