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How to transfer descriptors between two ProWORX Plus databases.

Goals and Symptoms

To copy the descriptor contents from one ProWORX Plus database into another database.

Causes and Fixes

To export the descriptor documentation, open the ProWORX Plus source database from which you want to copy the descriptor information. From the OFFLINE MAIN MENU select Option #7 "Utilities".



From the UTILITIES MENU select Option #3 "Import/Export".




From the IMPORT/EXPORT MENU select Option #2 "Export ASCII file". Then for the EXPORT FORMATS select "ProWORX (FIL file)" and hit the <Enter> to select.




This creates a FIL file with the descriptors.




To import the descriptor documentation, open the ProWORX Plus target database to which you want to send the descriptor information. From the OFFLINE MAIN MENU select Option #7 "Utilities".




From the UTILITIES MENU select Option #3 "Import/Export".




From the IMPORT/EXPORT MENU select Option #3 "Import ASCII file". Then for the EXPORT FORMATS select "ProWORX (FIL file)" and hit the <Enter> to select.




Select the FIL file with the descriptors and hit the <Enter> to select.




Select <F2> for Import.




Select <F2> for Overlay. This will import all documentation from the ASCII file and overlay the active database's existing descriptor fields.

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