Exporting Showbiz Budgets for Import into LAjit

 

In order to export a file from Showbiz that you can upload to LAjit, go to your open Showbiz file, and choose File->Export.

Exporting a file from Showbiz Software – Step 1

 

When you get to the Export screen, choose the .UBX, and make sure you’ve chosen Estimate in the View, then click Export.

Exporting a file from Showbiz Software – Step 2

 

When the Save window opens, add the file extension .dat to the end of the file name…  Save it to your Desktop or other easy to find spot.

You can then go to Projects in LAjit, and open your desired project via the View Details button.

Importing a Showbiz file into LAjit – Step 1

 

Then click Modify to change the Budget Software to Showbiz, and click Budget Information to go to upload page.

Importing a Showbiz file into LAjit – Step 2

When you get to the Budget Information screen, you’ll confirm your Budget Software, and click OK.

Then, choose Budget or Actual Upload…

Importing a Showbiz file into LAjit – Step 3

Navigate to the file to upload, and click Attach Source File if you want to attach the Showbiz file to the project.

Importing a Showbiz file into LAjit – Last Step

 

This upload process may take a few moments, so please be patient. LAjit is verifying the file cell by cell, so look for the success message.

Then close the upload window, and click Job Costing to confirm that the amounts were uploaded correctly.