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Bobbeanbags

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Importing entire OnSong Database
« on: June 19, 2016, 03:45:17 AM »
I have close to 1,000 songs in my OnSong database.  I would like a way to import all the songs at once to SLM.  I can export all songs into a .onsong file and when I import into SLM, they are all strung together in one song.  It would be great for OnSong users wanting to use SLM to separate out the individual songs in SLM.


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Re: Importing entire OnSong Database
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 08:42:35 AM »
I can look and see how practical that would be. I'm not that familiar with OnSong; can you tell me where in that app the function is located that exports the multiple-song file?

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Re: Importing entire OnSong Database
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 10:43:52 AM »
Hi Arlo, thanks for the quick reply.  In onsong you go to the set menu and display your set, then choose share>export to an onsong file (saves to Dropbox).  It will export all of the songs with a 3 dash delimiter between each song(---).  Please see attached screen cap.  Thanks!  Let me know if you want my file to look at.



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Re: Importing entire OnSong Database
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 10:45:12 AM »
Here are some screengrabs


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Re: Importing entire OnSong Database
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2016, 12:29:14 AM »
I can put this on my to do list, but I'm preparing a big release for the end of this month and won't be able to get to this until after that is done and stabilized.

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Re: Importing entire OnSong Database
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2016, 01:34:40 PM »
No problem, let me know if you need some files to test.  This would be a HUGE timesaver for SLM users.  They could even concatenate their lyric files via text file and import using this format.


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Re: Importing entire OnSong Database
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2016, 01:22:42 AM »
Hi Arlo, will you have a chance to look at this during the summer?  Thanks!


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Re: Importing entire OnSong Database
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2016, 01:50:43 AM »
I would like to, but I can't promise anything yet.

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Re: Importing entire OnSong Database
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2016, 01:16:18 AM »
I tried working on this today, but whenever I export a set, I just get a separate file for each song. Do you have any more specific instructions for how to export all the songs in one delimited file as you described?

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Re: Importing entire OnSong Database
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 11:11:56 AM »
Exporting OnSong songs as separate files is not a problem now, because you can now zip them on your computer, then import the zip file using the Batch Import button on the Repertoire > Songs page of the website.