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jagtennovacandycat

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Multiple Accounts
« on: November 01, 2022, 11:18:24 AM »
Hello, I have been using BandHelper for 5 years and is very reliable tool for managing my charts.

Not sure if this has been posted already, but I'm looking for a work-around so I can sync charts between accounts.

I am a freelance musician playing between multiple projects. Each project has its own BandHelper account. Let's say "Project A" is performing 'Wagon Wheel' at a show, and "Project B" is performing the same song at a different show the next week. I need to be able to easily take my 'Wagon Wheel' chart from "Project A" and copy it to "Project B" for the next weeks performance.

Is there a way, short of copying and pasting, that I can do this within the website or app, or will this require a re-factor of how the structure of Accounts, Users, and Songs are managed?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Multiple Accounts
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2022, 11:30:38 AM »
You can only share between projects in the same account. If the projects are in different accounts, you would need to add your info separately to each account.

So if you were the leader of multiple bands, you could have multiple projects in your account and easily share songs and documents between those projects. But if you're a member of multiple bands with different leaders, they probably each have their own account and data will not be shared between them.

More info is here:

https://www.bandhelper.com/tutorials/projects.html

jagtennovacandycat

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Re: Multiple Accounts
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2022, 11:36:24 AM »
Hi Arlo,

Thank you for the quick reply.

Is there a possibility for a re-factor for this use case to be developed without affecting other users UI?

As the app gains popularity and more freelance artists start to use the functionality between multiple Accounts, this scenario would become more common place and having a quality user experience that doesn't involve CRUD tasks would be ideal.

I'm happy to help either in the business case development or needs assessment.

Thanks

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Re: Multiple Accounts
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2022, 12:29:58 PM »
I think it makes sense that data would not be shared across accounts, especially by someone other than the account owner.

I also think the scenario of a musician who plays in multiple bands that play the same song in a similar enough way that it could use the same chart, but neither has added a chart, so that musician is in a position to want to add the same chart to multiple accounts, is relatively rare compared to the additional complexity that would be required to allow that.

I imagine this would come up when you're reviewing a band's set list before their gig. You see they have a song without a chart that you have a chart for, so you upload your own chart. Then some time later when you play another gig with another band and you see the same situation with the same song, you have to upload that same chart again. That doesn't seem harder than a new sharing capability, which would probably involve some type of navigating back to the original account, finding your previously uploaded charts, updating their sharing settings and then somehow linking them to the songs in the new account.

If you have a library of charts that you use in multiple bands, an alternative is just to maintain your own account, and as the band you're playing with at a given gig calls songs, pull up your own charts from your account. However, then you'd lose the ability to share their set lists or use live sharing if they're using that to choose songs on the fly, or view charts for songs they play that aren't in your library.

 

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