Check for Fuel Card Data Compatibility
Fuel data must be imported chronologically. In other
words, you cannot import fuel data for May 2013, and later import data for April
As you are becoming familiar with the Fuel Import Manager,
make a copy of your database, and test the import process using your database
copy. This will avoid damaging your production database file in the event your profile is defined incorrectly,
there are issues with your fuel transaction data.
The Fuel Import Manager is compatible
with many types of data from various fuel card companies. This document will
describe how to verify compatibility.
First, the data that you receive from your fuel card company must be in
clear-text format, one record per physical line. Basically, if you can view your
data in Notepad without any unusual characters appearing, it is clear-text.
Next, each piece of information (e.g. date,
odometer, gallons, etc.) must be separated or 'delimited' by a character. A common delimiter is a comma. Some files are tab-delimited.
In this case, the
actual tab character does not appear, but rather it positions each field of data
into tabbed columns.
Lastly, your data may be delimited by an unusual character,
such as "~". FLEETMATE is compatible with essentially any
However, the delimiter character must not appear within in the actual data values.
Numeric data values in your import file must not be formatted
in any way. As an example, the
currency value $1,234.56 is invalid. This value must exist in your import data as the numeric value 1234.56.
value of 123,456 is invalid. This value must exist as 123456.
Only numerals (0-9) and a decimal stop are valid.
International Numeric Values:
If a comma is the decimal stop character used in your Country, you cannot
use "csv" as your import format, and you must avoid the period
character as the thousands separator.
MINIMUM REQUIRED VALUES:
Below is a list of five (5) essential pieces of information that must exist in
each fuel card record:
Total Fuel Cost
(Unit Cost is optional)
Total Fuel Volume
(i.e., VIN, Veh No,
or Tag No)