is there a better way to routinely export my project timesheets?

is there a better way to routinely export my project timesheets?

Hi there,

I am somewhat happy with how Zoho books handles time.  One thing that is missing is more user driven control over my data.  I have a workflow where I constantly need to give customers feeds of work done.  So I pick a project, and would ideally export what timesheets have been set against it.  here are my challenges:
1) The timesheet detail report doesn’t show notes on the screen.  
2) The timesheet detail report when exported has a lot of extra fields like IDs that I have to clean out.
3) The timesheet list does not allow me to export what filter I have set.  This would be ideal if I could do it.  It can export all time for all customers/projects, but who wants to do that?  How is that useful?
4) The project landing page cannot export timesheets (!)
5) Exported time is in hours:  4:30.  This is not something excel can add without custom formulas.  Why not have hours as a decimal so we can actually have a total column?

I know invoices are a way but I am not ready to invoice.

As a developer myself I am frustrated by the slow progress on this part of books, it has been like this for a while.  I know I could write an API call to do this, and I have gone down that road, but why can't these simple tweaks be made universally?  IE filtered list export?

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