Import from Hourglass app

JW Scheduler supports Importing and Exporting data into a variety of common file formats.

We believe your congregation and person data is your own, and you should be able to Import and Export your data as you wish. We also believe that as true Christians, it is both reasonable and right to allow data exchange between other JW scheduling programs.

JW Scheduler can import the following from Hourglass app into JW Scheduler:

Import Congregation and ALL data from Hourglass app (recommended)

Export from Hourglass App

  1. Visit https://app.hourglass-app.com/ and login
  2. Ensure you are using Hourglass v2
  3. Click Congregation > Export
  4. Download the hourglass-export file to your computer, e.g. My Documents.

Import into JW Scheduler

  1. Open JW Scheduler
  2. At Getting Started, click Import Congregation from Hourglass
  3. Carefully follow the instructions, then click Import
  4. Your data will now import
  5. Once the Import is completed, the Import Log will appear
  6. Please carefully check the Import Log, then click Save Import Log and Close
    • Note: When you click Save Import Log, you will be asked where to save this file to. Select a location on your computer, e.g. Documents.
  7. If there are any major problems, see Import Problems

Import Persons and Publisher Records from Hourglass app

  • Note: If you have already created a JW Scheduler Congregation, we recommend you first Delete the congregation before importing from Hourglass. Otherwise, please follow these instructions to import from Hourglass app into an existing JW Scheduler Congregation.
  • If the First Name and Last Name exactly matches, the person record will be merged. Otherwise a new person will be created.

Export from Hourglass App

  1. Visit https://app.hourglass-app.com/ and login
  2. Ensure you are using Hourglass v2
  3. Click Congregation > Export
  4. Download the hourglass-export file to your computer, e.g. My Documents.

Import into JW Scheduler

  1. Open JW Scheduler
  2. Click Persons
  3. Click Import
  4. Click from Hourglass App
  5. Follow the instructions, then click Import
  6. Your person data will now import
  7. Once the Import is completed, the Import Log will appear
  8. Please carefully check the Import Log, then click Save Import Log and Close
    • Note: When you click Save Import Log, you will be asked where to save this file to. Select a location on your computer, e.g. Documents
  9. If there are any major problems, see Import Problems

Importing Problems

Please see Import Problems

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