Import from Database History
The Import from History Database window is available from the File menu.
This feature allows you to automatically fill-in selected assignments on your schedule from the chosen History Database.
The Import tool may come in handy for a variety of reasons. Here are some examples:
- Disaster Recovery
Do you need to re-create your schedule? Now you don't need to manually re-populate the schedule. Instead, you can press F7 to reset the week data (if required), and then fill-in the assignments automatically from the Assignment History Database.
- Sync with Assignments Editor
Do you assign some of the personnel using the Assignments Editor? Now you can use this tool to import from assignments from the Assignments Editor database.
This tool is not intended as a replacement for maintaining a good backup system. But it can be used as the need arises.
Learn more about the Import from History Database window by looking through the rest of this help topic. Or, as an alternative, click on the option you are interested in on the screenshot above.
You can specify which weeks that you want to import. All of the dates are checked by default. Uncheck any meeting dates that you do not need processed
Use the Quick Select feature to easily make a selection in bulk:
You can import assignments from two different history databases:
- Meeting Editor
Select this database if you want to populate the schedule from the Meeting Editor history. This will import all possible data (based on your chosen settings). See Section 5: Assignment History for more details about this database.
- Assignments Editor
Select this database if you want to populate the schedule from the Assignments Editor (duty) history. This will import all possible data (based on your chosen settings). See Duty Assignment History for more details about this database.
The options and settings under the Midweek Assignments / Weekend Assignments tab bar adjust when you change the Import mode.
The way this part of the Import window looks is dependant on the type of history database you choose to import from.
Meetings Editor Database
Each tab displays checklist of assignments that you can populate from the imported history database.
This is the Midweek Assignments tab.
All you need to do is check the assignments that you want to include when importing.
This is the Weekend Assignments tab.
Again, all you need to do is check the assignments that you want to include when importing.
Assignments Editor Database
The Assignments Editor is designed for different types of schedules and the Duty Assignment History is designed differently. Each tab still lets you select which assignments to import into. But, in addition, you need to map (associate / link / connect) that assignment to the appropriate assignment in the Duty history.
This is the Midweek Assignments tab:
This is the Weekend Assignments tab:
As you can see, the list of assignments that you can import into are different for the Duty Assignment History Database mode.
Use these buttons to easily toggle the check state for all the assignments.