[Loadstone] Question about importing databases

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Sat May 1 08:46:52 BST 2010


You'd simply transfer the files from the old phone to the new phone like 
you'd copy any other file.

On Sat, 1 May 2010, Elliott Barnes wrote:

> So if, for example, I bought a new phone and I wanted to add my
> existing binary database to the new phone, how would I go about this?
> I assume the add database option won't work?
>
> On 01/05/2010, Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com> wrote:
>> No, this isn't how things work. Load database will load an existing binary
>> loadstone database in to memory or let you create it if it doesn't exist.
>> Add database will let you load an existing binary loadstone database in to
>> memory along with any other databases already loaded. Import database will
>> import a text database file in to an already loaded binary database.
>> Label point lets you label your current gps position. Enter point lets you
>> enter all information about a point including its coordinates manually.
>>
>> On Sat, 1 May 2010, Elliott Barnes wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Shawn,
>>> So in a nutshell, if I switch phones and would like to add my existing
>>> database, then the "add database" option would do this. However, if
>>> I'd just like to load the database temperarily into memory, then the
>>> "load database" is what I need. Is this correct?
>>> Again, I'm sorry for all my questions; I hope you're not getting
>>> annoyed or anything. When I've sorted out this business of what these
>>> options do, I pretty much understand everything apart from the
>>> difference between add/label point, could you elaberate the
>>> differences between these options as well?
>>> Thanks a lot.
>>>
>>> On 30/04/2010, Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com> wrote:
>>>> If the database is a file that notepad can open then it's probably a text
>>>> database. You'll need to import this with the import option before it can
>>>> be
>>>> used. These text files live in the importexport directory. Binary
>>>> databases
>>>> live in the databases directory.
>>>> The people with these questions are instructed to read the loadstone
>>>> documentation, it explains importing, loading, and adding. Since this
>>>> topic
>>>> hasn't come up before it must explain it well enough.
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, 30 Apr 2010, Ömer Yesiltas wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi, I select the add option in the database sub menu. The database file
>>>>> is
>>>>> a
>>>>> file which seems actually a Notepad file without extension. Notepad can
>>>>> open
>>>>> the file.
>>>>> websitemiz
>>>>> www.cepdenizi.net
>>>>> açilmistir. cep telefonlariyla ilgili genis içerige sahip olan sitemize
>>>>> bekleriz.
>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>>> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 6:13 AM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Question about importing databases
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Where are you selecting the database to add from? The add function
>>>>> applies
>>>>> to binary loadstone databases, not text databases. The adding doesn't
>>>>> start,
>>>>> it just loads the database as quickly as the load database option would.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, 30 Apr 2010, Ömer Yesiltas wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Shaun, just tried a few seconds ago, tried to import data, i just
>>>>>> overwrote a file, it did not crush when pressing 0. But, I have
>>>>>> selected
>>>>>> add
>>>>>> new database, found the database file, adding started i pressed 0, the
>>>>>> program closed and returned to the installation menu of the phone that
>>>>>> loadstone located.
>>>>>> websitemiz
>>>>>> www.cepdenizi.net
>>>>>> açilmistir. cep telefonlariyla ilgili genis içerige sahip olan sitemize
>>>>>> bekleriz.
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>>>> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 1:44 AM
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Question about importing databases
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This is the first I've heard of this problem. Has anyone else noticed
>>>>>> this?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Fri, 30 Apr 2010, Ömer Yesiltas wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi, sorry i will not answer your question but add a new one.
>>>>>>> When importing data or loading a new database, the program shuts
>>>>>>> itself
>>>>>>> when
>>>>>>> i press 0 to go to exploration mode. This happened in previous
>>>>>>> versions
>>>>>>> also. the latest stable version 0.72 has also this kind of behaviour.
>>>>>>> This
>>>>>>> beta also has. Is this normal or a bug?
>>>>>>> websitemiz
>>>>>>> www.cepdenizi.net
>>>>>>> açilmistir. cep telefonlariyla ilgili genis içerige sahip olan
>>>>>>> sitemize
>>>>>>> bekleriz.
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>> From: "Elliott Barnes" <elliottabarnes at googlemail.com>
>>>>>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:39 AM
>>>>>>> Subject: [Loadstone] Question about importing databases
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hi guys, I've got a question about importing databases. I've just
>>>>>>>> selected the add database option, and selected an ldb file. I was
>>>>>>>> told
>>>>>>>> that a new database was being created. Ten minutes later, nothing
>>>>>>>> more
>>>>>>>> had happened, so I hit my down button and Loadstone crashed. I then
>>>>>>>> tried again using the import database option, which worked. So I've
>>>>>>>> got two questions. What's the difference between add and import
>>>>>>>> database, and could my main database be damaged due to Loadstone
>>>>>>>> crashing when I selected the add database option? Thanks guys.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Elliott.
>>>>>>>>
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>>> --
>>> Elliott.
>>>
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>
> -- 
> Elliott.
>
> Contact info:
>
> Skype:
> bigboy11111
> MSN/Windows Live:
> elliottabarnes at hotmail.co.uk
> Website:
> http://www.elliottbarnes.net/
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> http://www.elliottsblog.info/
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