Legacy Import/Export Properties Dialog Box

TestStand 2017 Help

Edition Date: November 2017

Part Number: 370052W-01

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Select Tools»Import/Export Properties to launch the Import/Export Properties dialog box.

Note Note  In TestStand 2016 and later, the Legacy Property Loader step is no longer listed in the default type palettes installed by TestStand. If you open a sequence file with a legacy step, the legacy step type will appear in the insert step menu, and you can still execute sequences that contain the legacy Property Loader steps. The Legacy Import/Export Properties tool in the Tools menu is not installed by default. You can manually add the legacy tool by importing the <TestStand> \Components\StepTypes\Database\LegacyImportExportTool.ini file in the Tools menu. See the Importing and Exporting with a Legacy Source topic for more information.

When you edit a sequence file, you can select Tools»Import/Export Properties to import values from a database, file, or clipboard into step properties or variables or to export values from step properties or variables to a database, file, or clipboard.

The Import/Export Properties dialog box contains the following tabs when you select File or Clipboard in the Data Location ring control:

The Import/Export Properties dialog box contains the following tabs when you select Database from the Data Location ring control:

In addition to the tabs, the Import/Export Properties dialog box contains the following options:

  • Export—Exports the properties and variables you specify on the Properties and Additional Columns tabs. The ring control to the left of the Export button specifies whether to create new rows in the database or file or to overwrite any previously written rows for the step or variable group. For databases, when the Additional Columns tab specifies column values that match an existing record, only records that match these specified values are overwritten.
    Note Note  If you set the decimal symbol character on the computer to use the comma character, do not leave the digit grouping symbol set to the comma because Microsoft Excel misinterprets the floating-point values you paste into Excel or export to an Excel file from TestStand.
  • Import—Imports the properties and variables you specify on the Properties tab. The Additional Columns tab defines the set of column values that a record must match before loading values from the record.
    Notes Notes
    • The Import/Export Properties dialog box requires that the names of the steps you import be uniquely named; otherwise, the import operation reports an error.
    • If you edit the limits text (.txt) or comma-delimited (.csv) file using Microsoft Excel, Excel strips off quotation mark characters that surround string values when using the Text Import Wizard or when automatically opening .csv files. The TestStand Property Loader step attempts to import the value from the limits file with quotation marks if importing without quotation marks fails.


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