Import from Another Database

The Import from Another Database button is used to import records from a schedule in another project to the current project. The button can be used to copy an entire schedule or a single record. The button allows you to reuse schedules in new projects.

When you press the button, the Select Database to Import From dialog box will appear and prompt you to select the project to import the schedule records from.

Concepts and Procedures--Common Schedule Dialog Box Features.Select Database to Import From

Select the database to import from. You must select a Design Master Electrical database. The database must be updated to the most current version. If it is not, you will be prompted to open a drawing in the project to convert the database. After it is updated you will then be able to import from it.

After you select the database, the Import from Another Database dialog box will appear and prompt you to select the records to import.

Receptacles--Import From Another Database Dialog Box

Select Records to Import: Select the records from the other database that you want to import. You can select multiple records using the SHIFT and CTRL keys. These records will be imported when you press the OK button.

Import All Records: Press this button to import all of the records from the other database.

If a record with the same name already exists in the current schedule, a new record will be created with (Copy) appended to the record name. The existing record will not be modified.


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