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Copying Recipes Between Databases
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Managing the contents of your recipe databases is an important task. You may often want to copy a recipe from one database to another.

Using the Recipes File Manager to Copy Between Databases.

The Recipes File Manager window can be opened from the main Matrix window by

  • selecting the Recipes Database File Manager ... item in the Matrix menu.

Fig.1 The Recipes File Manager window

The file Manager window opens initially with no recipes listed.

The Copy From ... button is used to load the databases containing the material that you wish to copy to another database. I have loaded the Otago Poly Glazes.rdb database in which I have highlighted the Kelvins Teadust recipe.

I want to copy Kelvins Teadust into a new database called New.rdb so I have clicked on the Copy To ... button and loaded New.rdb.

The final step is to click the Add button and the name Kelvins Teadust will appear in the right hand panel.

Replacing a Recipe with Another using the File Manager

You may have an occasion where you have made a change to a particular recipe which occurs in more than one database.

You can use the Recipes File Manager window to replace a recipe in one database with one from another.

Fig.2 The File Manager window is set up for replacing a recipe in a database

Fig.2 Here the File manager is set up to replace Kelvins Teadust in the New.rdb with the changed version of the recipe from the Otago Poly Glazes database.

When replacing a recipe in the destination database you must click on the name of the recipe you are replacing.

When you have highlighted the recipe names clcik the Replace button to complete the task.

Changes made to database files in the Recipes File Manager are automatically saved so when you have finished click the Exit File Manager button.

Follow these links for more information about:


Recipe Databases
Overview | Search Recipe Window | Managing Recipe Databases | Viewing a Recipe Database in a Table | Deleting a Recipe From a Database | Recipe Database Limits Graphs