[Loadstone] Question about importing databases

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Sat May 1 09:07:05 BST 2010


Sure you can, just export the points on the old phone, send the exported 
file to the new phone and import it to whatever database you want.

On Sat, 1 May 2010, Elliott Barnes wrote:

> Sure. But what if I've already got some points on the new phone that I
> want to keep, as well as points on the old phone that I want to
> transfer to the new phone?
> I'm guessing it isn't possible to keep both sets of points at the moment?
>
> On 01/05/2010, Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Contact info:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Skype:
>>>>>>>>>> bigboy11111
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>>>>>>>>>> elliottabarnes at hotmail.co.uk
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>>>>>>>>>> http://www.elliottbarnes.net/
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>>>>>>>>>> http://www.twitter.com/elliott94
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>>>>> --
>>>>> Elliott.
>>>>>
>>>>> Contact info:
>>>>>
>>>>> Skype:
>>>>> bigboy11111
>>>>> MSN/Windows Live:
>>>>> elliottabarnes at hotmail.co.uk
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>>> --
>>> Elliott.
>>>
>>> Contact info:
>>>
>>> Skype:
>>> bigboy11111
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>
>
> -- 
> Elliott.
>
> Contact info:
>
> Skype:
> bigboy11111
> MSN/Windows Live:
> elliottabarnes at hotmail.co.uk
> Website:
> http://www.elliottbarnes.net/
> Twitter:
> http://www.twitter.com/elliott94
> Blog:
> http://www.elliottsblog.info/
> Last.fm profile page:
> http://www.last.fm/user/elliottbarnes
> Facebook:
> http://facebook.com/elliott94
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>
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