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Import legacy items

Sign in and go to the Maps tab. If this is the first time you are logging in to this version, a panel of slides will introduce you to Projects.

Projects panel of help slides

In the last slide, you will be presented with the option to Import your work from the previous version now, or to start working without importing.

Import items now

The following steps will guide you as you import items created with the previous version of the Business Analyst Web app.


If you click Get started without importing, you may still import your items later, by clicking Import Legacy items in the Project Manager.

Projects view

  1. Click Import items now to open the Import My Content Items dialog.
    Import my content items

    On the Import My Content Items dialog, you may choose the following options:

    • Include all my items and import them into a project - Imports all my items from your My Content in the previous version into a project here. If you select this option, you will then simply click Import to start the import process.

      This may take a while if you had many items in My Content. It is not recommended if you have more than 1000 items to import

    • Select the items you would like to import - You select the items to that you want to import.
  2. On the left is a list of items in My Content in the previous (legacy) version. The My Sites tab is selected initially. On the right is a view of what your project will look like after you have imported the selected items.
    My items from previous version
    • Selecting a folder or individual site by its checkboxes will add it to the list of items selected for import.
    • The Make new layers for folders checkbox is selected by default, which means that a correspondence will be retained between a folder in the legacy version, and layers in the new project after importing. Sites of the same type in a folder will be imported into a single layer. For example, all the point location sites (i.e. rings, drivetimes, and walk time sites) in the selected folder SFM_sites will be imported into a single layer under Point Locations (Sites). Similarly, all the polygon sites in the selected folder SFM_sites will be imported into a single layer under Polygons (Sites).

      If this checkbox is not selected, all sites of the same type from different folders will be imported into a single layer in the new project. E.g. if the folders SFM_sites and New Folder 3 are selected, all the polygon sites from these two folders will be imported into a single layer under Polygons (Sites) in the new project, thus not retaining any correspondence between a folder in the legacy version, and layers in the new project after importing.

    • Select the Hide items that have been imported previously checkbox, which means that if you have already previously imported an item from the legacy version, it will not appear in the view on the right, and will not be included for import in this selection.
    • The default name for the new project is My Project, but you may change that by clicking Edit. Here, we will rename it to Imported Project 1.
  3. Click Business Points and Imported Points tab to view a list of your Business Points layers and Imported Points layers respectively in the legacy version. They will appear under the Other Layers section.
    Other Layers
  4. After making all your selections, click Import.
  5. A progress bar will appear, tracking the progress of the items selected for import. Click Stop Import to stop the import at any time.

    This will not undo the import of items already imported by that point.

    Importing items into new project
  6. When the import has completed, a confirmation message will appear. Click OK.
    Items successfully imported
  7. Once the import has been completed, you will see the new project in the Project Manager, with the imported content.
    Open imported items in new project
  8. Click Imported Project 1 to open the project and access the imported items.
    Items in My Project

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