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How to move multiple pushpins from one pushpin set to another
Gladwin
The map below created using Microsoft Streets and Trips has 2 pushpin sets: Pending Delivery and Delivered. All pushpins in the map are associated with Pending Deliverypushpin set.



What if you wanted to move multiple pushpins from one pushpin set to the other. You will not be able to select multiple pushpins from the map but you can do this from the Pushpin set properties window. Right click on the ‘Pending Delivery’ Pushpin set and select Properties. The pushpin set properties window will open.

Now select the ‘Matching’ tab. You will be shown a list of pushpin that belong to ‘Pending Delivery’ pushpin set. Select the pushpin that has been delivered and then right click on the selected pushpins and select ‘Cut’




Tip: Use combinations of Ctrl/Shift keys to multi select the pushpins from the list

And then click the <OK> button on the pushpin set properties window. Now right click on the ‘Delivered’ pushpin set and select ‘Properties’. The pushpin set properties window will open. Now select the ‘Matching’ tab. You will be shown a list of pushpin that belong to ‘Delivered’ pushpin set. Right click on the list and select ‘Paste’





By this way you can transfer multiple pushpin sets from one pushpin set to the other.

More info at our blog: How to transfer pushpins from one pushpin set to the other
Attached Images
map-start.jpg   pedning.jpg   delivered.jpg  
SpadesFlush
Thanks for this, Gladwin.

Prior to Streets and Trips 2010, I did not have much use for Pushpins in the context of my deployment of the application. But the increased functionality of Pushpins in 2010 really adds some new dimensions.
Marvin Hlavac

Gladwin
of S&T Team did it again . Useful stuff! Thanks for taking the time to share this with all of us!

I've added it to http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/749-tips-tricks
ron4adams
I have created a set of 25 push pins and imported them to a map for an upcoming trip. It went great and most locations were matched and placed in the appropriate location. Later I created a second file of an additional 56 push pins, imported them to the same map and all locations were appropriately placed. These two sets were created so the locations were "in order" of our proposed direction of travel. However, when all push pins from both sets were assigned as stops, the order was not consistently in the correct order, and it took some time using the "optimize stops" function to complete the task (the order the software created was almost identical to my original order). Did I make some error in the import function, or is this just something that happens when importing multiple push pin sets to the same map?

Ron
SpadesFlush
Ron, I don't think you can make a mistake importing pushpins; they either work or they don't, operator error does not seem to be a factor.

The suggestion I might offer would be to break down your pushins into smaller sets that correspond to the "order" you want the route to generally follow. You can do that after you have imported them. For instance, you have said that you imported 81 pushpins, but they were sorted into two sets. You can create many more sets as you please and associate your pushpins however you like, regardless of how they were imported. You could create a new pushpin set called, say, Tuesday morning. You can create a new pushpin set by simply selecting the "Create pushin" tool and dropping a new pushpin anywhere on the map. That will add that pushpin to a new set called "My pushpins." You can rename the set for things you want to see on Tuesday morning "Tuesday morning" set. You can delete the pushpin you created that allowed you to create the new pushpin set and then copy those Tuesday morning pushpins into this new set. To copy pushpins from imported sets by name, go to Properties of the set in question and click on the "Matching" tab, select the pushpin(s), right-click, and copy. Then, open the "Matching" tab of the destination set and right-click and paste. Hiding all the pushpin sets except this new one, you can then create your route, starting with "Add pushpins as stops" from the drop down menu for that set.

Alternatively, after you have created the new set, you can select individually the pushpins on the map from your imported set and change the association of those pushpins from the import set to the destination set by right-clicking on the pushpin, selecting Properties, and then change the "Data set name" from the import set name to the destination set name, "Tuesday morning" in my example of above. This is possibly slower because you have to do it one-by-one but it might have some advantages if you are looking at the map and want to define the mini-set according to visually logical clusters.
ron4adams
Great suggestions. It sounds like the system is forgiving enough for me to experiment with how I want to name the "sets". I will play around with it. Thanks, and have a nice New Year holiday.

Ron
ron4adams
I thought I followed
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To copy pushpins from imported sets by name, go to Properties of the set in question and click on the "Matching" tab, select the pushpin(s), right-click, and copy. Then, open the "Matching" tab of the destination set and right-click and paste.
until I got to the right-click and paste part. I assume the mouse pointer is inside the window identifying the records but when I right-click and paste, the record is not added to the list. Where am I going wrong?

Ron
SpadesFlush
When you say "the mouse pointer is inside the window identifying the records" do you have the "Matching" tab open? The mouse pointer must be in the inner box which lists the pushpins already in the set.

Alternatively again, you can paste those to the map but they will then be in a new set -- which you can easily rename. That might even be a better way to go.

And Happy New Year to you, too!
ron4adams
Yes, I scroll down so that the last pin is above the bottom of the inner box. I "point" at the empty space, right-click and the paste option is active. I click on that, but the entry does not get added to the list. I will try your alternative suggestion.
SpadesFlush
That's odd, Ron.

May I ask how you created the pushpins in the first place? Make them yourself? Download from someone else's site??
ron4adams
My wife found interesting places to see, listing the names and addresses. I created a spreadsheet with columns of name, street address, city, and state. I saved this as a cvs file, and imported it. It seemed to go well. If a specific location did not "match", I would locate it on the map and place a push pin by hand on the location. Then after determining each push pin was located properly, I would have all pushpins designated as stops. This procedure began with two sets being imported and one set created by placing pins by hand for those locations which were not matched upon import. After working to get these pins listed in different named sets I now have four sets with a varying number of pins in each, and none of the sets containing only those I wish to have in the same set. As an example of a pushpin which I can not get pasted to a "new" set is "Fort Amarillo RV Resort". It presently is in a set called "my pushpins". No matter what I do with "copy" and "paste", I cannot get it into the set called "Week 1". I think I will just live with what I have. Thanks for trying to help, but I think my aspirations exceed my abilities.

Ron
SpadesFlush
Hmmm, I cannot replicate your experience, although your explanation is clear enough.
ron4adams
I think I just discovered what I have been doing wrong. When I right-click and paste, the mouse pointer must be on one of the existing pins, not on the blank space in the inner box. I already had success with two pins, and will continue to see if I have the correct procedure. Thanks for the help.

Ron
AHR
Yes, but...

Any information in the "Matching" column gets lost in transit. Try this with pushpins that have been created by finding an address.
SpadesFlush
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Any information in the "Matching" column gets lost in transit. Try this with pushpins that have been created by finding an address.
True.

This is another frustrating shortcoming of the way Streets and Trips handles pushpins, particularly with respect to altering pushpin sets associations.
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