Import DataPool (PSR)

  • Trying to approximate a PSR import, getting palettes, macros, filters, from an old show file into a blank new one. I'm guessing it has something to do with DataPools but I can't get it to stick.


    I can export a datapool and then import it into the new show. When I cycle the DataPool button at the top right to cycle to the imported DataPool, it doesn't stick and reverts to Default when I close the Import/Export window.


    I know that I can export individual items but that doesn't help when I want to keep everything exactly as laid out in the previous show.

  • Trying to approximate a PSR import, getting palettes, macros, filters, from an old show file into a blank new one. I'm guessing it has something to do with DataPools but I can't get it to stick.

    When opening the Import/Export menu always the selected data pool will be displayed. When you select a different data pool within the Import/Export menu it is always temporarily while having this menu open.

    I know that I can export individual items but that doesn't help when I want to keep everything exactly as laid out in the previous show.

    Maybe you the Gaps option for Import/Export of whole pools or object ranges can help you with this one:
    https://help2.malighting.com/P…/1.6/#toc_header_anchor_3
    https://help2.malighting.com/P…/1.6/#toc_header_anchor_3

    https://help2.malighting.com/Page/grandMA3/rn_v1_5/en/1.6 (Search for gap to find the corresponding text passage)

  • Not sure what you mean by "can't actually do anything with it"? Some things you can do with DataPools:

    • Select a different DataPool and work inside it
    • Copy items from one DataPool to another
    • Reference items from other DataPools

    The only hitch at the moment is that pools currently can only look at the Selected DataPool, so you have to Select a different DataPool to easily be able to see what's in it. In the future, there will likely be a WindowSettings option for any given window to look at a specific DataPool (kind of like how a Layout View can follow the Selected Layout or look at a specific one).

  • I mean when you're looking at the DataPool pool. I can select the Default DataPool item from the left and then Export to the right. Then upon opening a new show and importing the exported DataPool item, I see it appear in the pool, great. Then let's say I go to the Macros in the Import/Export window. I can select the imported DataPool from the select at the top right and all of the macros are shown in the macro pool. But it's here I don't know what to do, I see them all but what can I do with them. Import doesn't do anything and if I exit the Import/Export menu, the macros divert to what they were before. So I guess what am I missing?

    Not sure what you mean by "can't actually do anything with it"? Some things you can do with DataPools:

    • Select a different DataPool and work inside it
    • Copy items from one DataPool to another
    • Reference items from other DataPools

    The only hitch at the moment is that pools currently can only look at the Selected DataPool, so you have to Select a different DataPool to easily be able to see what's in it. In the future, there will likely be a WindowSettings option for any given window to look at a specific DataPool (kind of like how a Layout View can follow the Selected Layout or look at a specific one).

  • Open a DataPools pool - then you'll see the your newly-imported DataPool. If you Select the newly-imported one, then your Macros pool will show you what is in that DataPool. The "DataPool" keyword is also generated via [MA]+2x[Preset], so you can do this via syntax as well.


    EDIT: for further clarification / elaboration on Dominik's point, changing between DataPools in the Import/Export menu doesn't actually Select-with-a-capital-S that DataPool for use when programming - it's just looking at that DataPool temporarily for Import/Export purposes. Hence needing to Select it once you're out of that menu.

  • Gotcha. I thought the DataPools pool only existed in the import/export window. Didn't look in the window setup.


    I'm still getting buggy results on trying to import presets from different shows. Even specifying a merge will act like an overwrite.