Using Easy Data Transform with Keyboard Maestro on your Mac

Keyboard Maestro is a powerful tool for automating things on your Mac. Easy Data Transform is a powerful tool for merging, reshaping and reformatting your data on your Mac. The two products are quite complimentary.

For example, we can use the Easy Data Transform application to create a simple camt.transform file which inputs an XML format camt.053 bank statement file (alias ‘camt’), converts the dates into something more friendly and outputs the results to an Excel file in a sub-directory with a file name based on the input file (alias ‘output’).

camt.053 reformat

Once we have this working ok for a sample input file, we can setup Keyboard Maestro to run this camt.transform file via the Easy Data Transform command line each time a new file is added to the ‘camt’ folder. If we select File>Command Line… in Easy Data Transform we can copy the text for the command line:

camt.053 reformat via command line

Then we set up Keyboard Maestro with:

Keyboard Maestro integration

Now all we have to do to convert a file is drag it into the camt folder.

This simple example barely scratches the surface of what either Easy Data Transform or Keyboard Maestro can do.

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