How to Backup a Picklist

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Picklists cannot be saved as .cdp files so they cannot be backed up using that method. This guide will show you how to backup a Picklist in TRS19 or TANE (both programs use identical methods).

Contents

Access Your Current Picklists

Steps.PNG Step 1: Open CM and Your Picklists

From the TRS19/TANE Launcher
  1. select Manage Content
  2. in Content Manager open the Content menu
  3. select Edit Picklist

PickListEditPickList.png

This will display all your current Picklists.


Steps.PNG Step 2: Select the Picklist to be backed up
  1. right mouse click on the required Picklist
  2. select Open Picklist from the popup menu

PickListOpenGrasses.png

This will open the Picklist


Steps.PNG Step 3: Select Picklist Contents

  1. left mouse click on any one of the items
  2. press Ctrl-A to Select All the items
PickListSelectAll.png


Steps.PNG Step 4: Transfer List to a New Window
  1. right mouse click on any one of the items
  2. select List Assets in New Window from the popup menu
PickListListinNewWindow.png


Steps.PNG Step 5: Copy Assets in Picklist

The Picklist assets will be listed by their kuids in the Asset KUID box of a new search filter
PickListSelectListofAssetsSelected.png

  1. click inside the Asset KUID box and press Ctrl-A to select them all
  2. copy the asset list to the clipboard (press Ctrl-C)


Transfer the List to Notepad (or any text editor)

Steps.PNG Step 1: Open Notepad or any other suitable text editor program
  • click inside the Notepad window and then press Ctrl-V (paste)
PickListNotepad01.png


Steps.PNG Step 2: Save the Picklist as a text (.txt) file
  1. from the Notepad File menu select Save or press Ctrl-S. If you are not using Notepad, make sure that the file format is text (.txt) for compatibility
  2. select a suitable backup location for the backup file
  3. enter a filename - the same name as the Picklist would be a good idea - then save


How to Restore a Picklist

Restoring a Picklist basically involves reversing the above steps.

Steps.PNG Step 1: Open Notepad or any other suitable text editor program
  1. load the saved Picklist text file, from Step 2 of Transfer the List to Notepad process explained above, into Notepad
  2. select all the text - press Ctrl-A
  3. copy the text to the clipboard - press Ctrl-C


Steps.PNG Step 2: Open CM in the Destination Trainz and Create a New Filter
  1. in the copy of Trainz where the Picklist is being transferred, open Content Manager
  2. start a new filter
  3. paste (Ctrl-V) the asset list into the Asset KUID box

PickListSelectListofAssets.png


Steps.PNG Step 3: Create a New Picklist

The pasted asset list will appear in the CM display window, as shown below.

PickListTRS19Paste.png

  1. select an entry and then select all (Ctrl-A)
  2. right mouse click on any entry and select Add to Picklist and then New Picklist from the popup menus

PickListTRS19NewList.png


Steps.PNG Step 4: Enter a Name for the Picklist

PickListTRS19NewListName.png

Enter a name for the Picklist and click Ok


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