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Adding pushpins to an Imported Dataset?
LineChaser
I notice when I import pins to create a data set in Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010, I cannot manually add any pins to that data set later. Why?
SpadesFlush
Design constraint.

New pushpins will be created in a set called "My Pushpins." You will have to copy them from there and add them to the desired earlier set. This ain't too difficult: go into the My Pushpins Properties, select the pushpins you want in the earlier set and paste them in. You can either do a copy-and-paste or cut-and-paste. When you select, you can do it individually or multiple: hold down [ctrl] as you make your selection and they will all go.
SpadesFlush
At the possible risk of stating the obvious, the target for pasting needs to be the 'Matching' list of the properties section of the receiving Pushpin Set rather than just ánywhere in the map file.
ko4a
I am new to Streets & Trips. I would like to manage imported points. I imported low bridge points. Currently to use them I have to open that map with them on it. Is there any way to add them to My pushpins or as a category under places in S&T.

SpadesFlush,
You mention My Pushpins Properties. Would you explain the steps to get to their properties.

I read your second post on matching lists. Same question how and where.
Larry
Hi ko4a,

Welcome to the forum! You will get all the help you need from the friendly folks on this forum.

If you are trying to add the newly imported low bridge points pushpin collection to another map file you can achieve that using copy and paste. How? click on the pushpin set name "Low bridge points" so it becomes highlighted. On your keyboard press Ctrl+c (to copy). Open up the destination map file and press Ctrl+v (to paste).

This is a must have skill in my opinion in order to tailor your maps to your needs.

To get the properties of a pushpin set right-click on the pushpin set name and choose "properties" from the context menu that appears.
SpadesFlush
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Originally Posted by ko4a
...You mention My Pushpins Properties. Would you explain the steps to get to their properties...
ko4a, Larry's advice is correct and should be followed as the Master's Word.

However. to answer the question you put to me I would offer the following. Go to the "Legends and overview" panel, [ctrl]-G shortcut. If you have added any pushpins at all by any means, you will see Pushpin sets in which you can find such pushpins. If you tried to find My Pushpin Properties without having added any pushpins, you will be permanently baffled because there will be no sets of pushpins and, therefore, not Pushpin Properties.

The listings under "Pushpins" are the pushpin sets. Right-click on any of those (including My Pushpins) to get the Pushpin Properties.
SpadesFlush
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpadesFlush
Design constraint.

New pushpins will be created in a set called "My Pushpins." You will have to copy them from there and add them to the desired earlier set. This ain't too difficult: go into the My Pushpins Properties, select the pushpins you want in the earlier set and paste them in. You can either do a copy-and-paste or cut-and-paste. When you select, you can do it individually or multiple: hold down [ctrl] as you make your selection and they will all go.
Actually, I am beginning to doubt the advice I gave above.

This is because I imported some data from an Excel spreadsheet into a virgin EST file which went OK. However, when I attempted to add some further pushpins to that set, I found that copy and paste did not work. S&T doesn't tell you it didn't work, but it just doesn't. You hit Paste and the screen flashes but nothing has been added. I also note that the set created via the Excel import has slightly different characteristics than do other sets. It has a "Balloon" tab in Properties whereas the other way doesn't.

Also, I find that you cannot merge pushpin sets into the Excel-generated pushpin set by selecting the name of the Excel-generated pushpin set in the "Name" box of the Properties.

What gives?
LineChaser
SpadesFlush: That is the exact issue I have. Glad you were able to duplicate it.
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