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. This button can be used to copy an entire schedule or a single record. This 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.

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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 Record from Another Project dialog box will appear and prompt you to select the records to import.

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Current Group: The group in the other project schedule from which the records will be imported.

Select Group: Press this button to select a new group to import records from.

Import Entire Group: Press this button to import all of the records from the current group to the project.

New records will be created in the project for each record in the other project group. 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.

You will be prompted if you want to delete existing records in the project schedule. If you delete the existing records, any records that have devices associated with them will not be deleted.

Record List: The list of records in the group. Select the records to import from this list. You can select multiple records using the SHIFT and CTRL keys.

Create New Record in Schedule: Select this option to create a new record in the project schedule. The record will be created with the same name as the record in the other project. 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.

Update Current Record in Schedule: Select this option to update the current record in the project schedule with the information from the selected record in the other project. All of the information in the project schedule will be overwritten.


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