Export / Import data

In the 'Advanced' panel in the Silver Trumpets settings it is possible to make a backup copy of on congregation and of all congregations of the database.

It is important to regularly make a back-up copy of all congregations and their contacts. This is for example necessary when installing a new version of the Silver Trumpets program. If no back-up copy was made, then all congregations and their contacts have to be manually reentered one after the other.


Export and import a backup copy of all congregations of the database

It is recommended to regularly make a complete back-up copy of all congregations in the database. Therefore you need to go to the 'Advance' panel in the 'Settings' of the Silver Trumpets program, and click on 'Backup...'. An 'xml' file will be generated in which all congregations and their contacts will be kept.

This document can be saved in a place of own choice (preferably with limited access, as this document contains private information). By making regularly a new backup copy, it is possible to always have an updated copy of all congregations and their respective contacts.

If one installs a new version of Silver Trumpets one should then click on 'new congregation' and in the 'Settings' screen go to the 'Advanced' panel. By clicking on 'Restore' and choosing the saved 'xml' file, all congregations and their respective contacts will be restored into the program

 

Backup copy of all contacts in one congregation

It is possible to make a copy of one congregation. Therefore you need to go to the 'Advance' panel in the 'Settings' of the Silver Trumpets program and click on 'Export'. An 'xml' file will be generated of the congregation and its contacts. This document can be saved in a place of own choice (preferably with limited access, as this document contains private information).

If someone accidentally erases the congregation from the program, it will be possible, thanks to the copy previously made of the congregation, to restore the congregation in the program. Therefore it is sufficient to click on the 'Import' button and to select the saved 'xml' file. The congregation and all its contacts will then be restored into the program.