How to Backup a Picklist

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The information in this Wiki Page applies to '''TANE''', '''TRS19''' and '''Trainz Plus'''. This guide will show you how to backup a '''Picklist'''.<br>
 
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Latest revision as of 23:17, 14 February 2020

The information in this Wiki Page applies to TANE, TRS19 and Trainz Plus. This guide will show you how to backup a Picklist.

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This page is also available in text only format suitable for copying and pasting at How to Backup a Picklist TEXT

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  • For instructions on how to create a Picklist, see the Trainz Wiki page How to Create a Picklist
  • For instructions on how to move a Picklist, see the Trainz Wiki page How to Move a Picklist
  • For instructions on how to rename a Picklist, see the Trainz Wiki page How to Rename a Picklist (but most of the instructions for doing this are found on this current page)


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Information and instructions on backing up and restoring Trainz assets can be found on the Trainz Wiki Page at:-


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Main Points:
DotPoint.JPG Picklists cannot be saved as .CDP files so they cannot be backed up using that method
DotPoint.JPG Picklists can be saved as text files
DotPoint.JPG Picklists can be imported from text files


[edit] Access Your Current Picklists

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Steps
DotPoint1.JPG Open CM and Your Picklists

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

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This will display all your current Picklists.

DotPoint.JPG If you are using a Default picklist there is NO way to select it for moving or backup

  DotPoint2.JPG 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

  DotPoint3.JPG Select Picklist Contents:
  1. left mouse click on any one of the items
  2. press Ctrl-A to Select All the items
PickListSelectAll.png

  DotPoint4.JPG 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

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  DotPoint5.JPG 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)

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[edit] Transfer the List to Notepad (or Any Text Editor)

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Steps
DotPoint1.JPG Open Notepad or Any Other Suitable Text Editor:
  1. open your favourite text editor (MS Notepad, Notepad++, etc)
  2. click inside the Notepad window and then press Ctrl-V (paste)

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  DotPoint2.JPG 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

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[edit] How to Restore a Picklist

DotPoint.JPG Restoring a Picklist basically involves reversing the above steps

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Steps
DotPoint1.JPG Open Notepad or Other Text Editor:
  1. open your favourite text editor (MS Notepad, Notepad++, etc)
  2. load the saved Picklist text file, from Step 2 of Transfer the List to Notepad process explained above, into Notepad
  3. select all the text - press Ctrl-A
  4. copy the text to the clipboard - press Ctrl-C

  DotPoint2.JPG Open CM in the Destination Trainz and Create a New Filter:
  1. in the copy of Trainz where the Picklist is being restored or transferred, open Content Manager
  2. start a new filter
  3. paste (Ctrl-V) the asset list into the Asset KUID box

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  DotPoint3.JPG Create a New Picklist:

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  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

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  DotPoint4.JPG Enter a Name for the Picklist:

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Enter a name for the Picklist and click Ok


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