Inside the sample GDB, there is a large set of favorites. Inside the Favorites Manager within ArcCatalog, you have the ability to export and import templates and favorites to a different DB. For more help on this, please get in touch with GIS Education.
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Neil Batchelor is correct. You can export favorites from one database and import them into another, which is a major time saver.
Here, I have two Databases: A & B. In my example, Database A has favorites, while Database B has none. I would like to import the Fiber favorites from Database A to Database B.
1. In ArcCatalog, click Database_A so that it is highlighted.
2. Then, click the Create and Edit ArcFM Favorites command on the ArcFM Solution toolbar.
3. Expand your favorites until you find the favorite category you wish to export.
4. Click the favorite category to highlight it (in my case, I clicked on the Fiber category), and then click Export.
5. Select a destination on your computer to save the xml file.
6. Now, click the other database in your catalog tree (in my case, Database B), and click the Create and Edit ArcFM Favorites command on the ArcFM Solution toolbar.
7. When the ArcFM System Favorites Manager opens, click your System Favorites category and then click Import.
8. Locate the xml file you exported earlier, and import it into your database.
9. It should copy the entire favorite category.
Hi Andrew and Tomaso.
One thing to be aware of though is that to my knowledge the two databases have to use the same geographical reference (projection) if import of composite favorites should work as expected.
We've had a customer who had work to be done in another country than Denmark. Both databases used the same schema, however one database used the projection for Denmark, and the other database used the projection for the other country. This meant that with the composite favorrites they experienced problems and they had to do some of the work manually. Just a thing to be aware of.
This is great. How would one share out a "users" template or composite?
Thanks a lot Neil and Andrew for quickly pointing me in the right spot
all the best