How to save files your local computer
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When your data and software are hosted by Logos, the Logos programs actually run on our secure servers and are accessed by users through a third party program called Go-Global. Often, you will have to export reports or information out of Logos, and access it on your local computer (outside of Go-Global). This document will assist you with both saving files locally from Go-Global, and bringing files from your local computer into Logos.
Saving files locally from Go-Global
When you choose to save a report to a file, instead of printing the report the program will display this Export to file window after you click the Print button.
Note that on this window, when you chose to Save to Local Drive, the Local Directory is labeled “M:\Temp”. This is because on Logos’ servers, “M:” is the designation for your local C: drive. This means that if you save something to “M:” from Logos, you are actually saving to your computer’s local C: hard drive.
The default location for Logos to save files locally is your computer’s C:\Temp folder. To access this folder, go to Start → Computer → C: → Temp.
We often recommend that you right-click on the temp folder, and choose to Create a Shortcut. Then place that shortcut either on your desktop, or in your Documents folder, for ease of access. You can also rename this shortcut as “Logos Reports”, or something similar, if you wish.
Bringing files from your local computer into Logos
NOTE: In order to import a file into Logos, you must know where the file is saved on your local computer, and it must be saved to your C: drive.
Remember that the server’s designation for your local C: drive is M:, meaning that any files saved on your local C: drive can be imported into Logos. To import a file, click on the Browse button in the import routine.
This will bring up a Windows Explorer Open file window. To browse to your local drive, click on
Computer, then double-click on the Client C (M:) drive.
NOTE: The “Local Disk (C:)” drive is the hard drive of the server, and not your local C: drive.
The contents of your local C: drive will display once you double-click on the M: drive. You can then
browse to the file, and double-click it to bring it into Logos.
- If you are importing data into a Logos Program, the data must be saved in one of the following file
- Excel (XLS) Microsoft Excel Workbook 5.0/95 Workbook.
- XBase (DBF)
- Tab delimited text — Tabs separate fields; Paragraph marks separate records.
- CSV — Commas and quotes separate data.
- If you are attaching a file to an email which you are sending from within a Logos program, the attachment file size is limited by the email provider you are using.