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export from MP 2001 to MP 2006

This is a discussion on export from MP 2001 to MP 2006 within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; I'm having a total nightmare and after spending ages looking on the net and help files was hoping someone here ...

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    Unhappy export from MP 2001 to MP 2006



    I'm having a total nightmare and after spending ages looking on the net and help files was hoping someone here could help me. On mappoint 2001 I've got a load of different colour pushpins, which relate to pickups we do at work. The different pickups are on different days, different weeks (all collections fall into weeks 1-4). To give you an idea the key is:


    Week 1
    Blue pin: every week
    Red pin: every 2 weeks
    Black pin: every 4 weeks
    Week 2
    Blue pin: every week
    Red sideways pin: every 2 weeks
    Black circle: every 4 weeks
    Week 3
    Blue pin: every week
    Red pin: every 2 weeks
    Black sideways pin: every 4 weeks
    Week 4
    Blue pin: every week
    Red sideways: every 2 weeks
    Blue flag: every 4 weeks

    In addition to this, the area we work within is split into 5 zones, eg Monday: North; Tuesday: South; Wednesday: Central etc etc

    As a result, I have got a map with lots of different types of pushpins mixed up on a map. Obviously, in many areas there will be one kind of red pin in one part of the zone and another kind of pin in another part of the zone - go to one part on even weeks and the other on odd weeks. But spread across will be blue pins for those sites where we visit every week.

    I have exported these pins to excel, but when I imported into MP 2006 I chose different colour pins and it didn't work, as it regarded my pins as representing a range (I presume geographical range - only 8 pins appeared on the new map). I also tried importing as pins, but they were all the same design and colour, so did not tell me how frequently we visited that area of the zone at a glance.

    I need to be able to either:

    - allocate a value in the export depending upon the kind of pin used. This is then translated back into a different pin representation on MP 2006, or;

    - export the different colour pins at different times (the select function won't work because they are so mixed up together). I was wondering if there is a way of only viewing one kind of pin at once on the map?

    I've got around 800 pins within a reasonably small geographic area

    This is all because MP 2006 cannot read maps from MP2001, which strikes me as pretty crazy

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: export from MP 2001 to MP 2006

    Do you know if MapPoint 2002 or MapPoint 2004 can read the ptm file? And then from there MapPoint 2006 can open it?

    I have MapPoint 2004 installed.. can you post your PTM file on here as an attachment (zipped) or if you cannot post it publicly, you could e-mail it to me..

    Eric

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    Re: export from MP 2001 to MP 2006

    hi eric, thanks for your swift response.

    i don't have any other versions of mappoint at the moment. Would your suggestion actually work?

    Maybe I could get trial versions of the software if that is the case? as I've got a few maps that I want to be able to open in MP20060- its just this map is the most essential one- I don't want to pester you with opening file after file

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    MapPoint 2001 to MapPoint 2006

    Are you using the European version? I don't actually have MapPoint 2004 EU installed at the moment, but it's handy.. I could install it easily.

    Do you want to send me one and I'll test it out?

    If it works, they eBay UK might be your best bet to get a copy..

    eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
    MaPPoint 2004, Computing, Windows XP, Windows 2003 items at low prices on eBay.co.uk

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    Hi Eric,

    Yes! That worked perfectly!

    Basically, if I've got it right you:

    took a MP 2001 document, opened it up in MP 2004 and then saved it

    As a result, MP 2006 can read it.

    Thanks a lots for your help, it has been very much appreciated. If we have any other problems with mappoint, I will definately come here as my first point of call.

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    Re: export from MP 2001 to MP 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by antonyemerge View Post
    Basically, if I've got it right you:

    took a MP 2001 document, opened it up in MP 2004 and then saved it

    As a result, MP 2006 can read it.
    Yes - I found a copy of MapPoint 2004 EU and installed it.

    I opened your MP2001 document in MP2004 and saved it.

    I sent you the MP2004 file.

    You were able to open the file now with MP2006.

    So - I think your best bet is to get a copy of MP2004 so you can convert them automatically, rather than trying to get the data out of MP2001 and then re-import to MP2006.

    If you have a lot of files - then some scripts, say with Excel VBA, could automatically open/convert/and save the ptm files for you..

    Glad to help!

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    Re: export from MP 2001 to MP 2006

    Hi Eric,

    Just wanted to say thanks again for your help in recovering the information from MP2001.

    Slightly crazy they are not downward compatible though!

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    Re: export from MP 2001 to MP 2006

    Yes, I don't know why... MapPoint changed A LOT from MapPoint 2001 to MapPoint 2002, but MapPoint 2004 and MapPoint 2006 are not much different actually... so it doesn't make sense that MapPoint 2004 can open MapPoint 2001 files, but MapPoint 2006 cannot. Not to me anyway.

    Anyway, I sent you a ebay.co.uk link in your e-mail and will repeat it here:

    MapPoint 2004 EU *is* available cheaply, but there are only a couple copies - good idea to swoop one up quickly I think:

    MapPoint 2004, Computing items at low prices on eBay.co.uk

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