Before loading this dialog, a source workspace must be chosen. The standard file open dialog is displayed for this purpose. Once a file is chosen, the import dialog will be displayed. This dialog allows transfer of selectors, queries, connections, configurations, and message keys from one workspace to another.
Two objects of the same type in the same workspace cannot have the same name. Thus if an object has the same name in the source and destination workspaces, a suffix will be applied to the name when displayed in the import dialog. For example, if a selector is imported from workspace A to workspace B, and then imported again from workspace B to workspace A, workspace A will then contain two completely distinct selectors which may happen to have the same criteria but are required to have a different name. (If it is desired to import an object to B, edit, and import back to A, delete or rename the original object in A.) Message keys are an exception. Cloned message keys existing in both workspaces will not be displayed in the import dialog.
Since connections, configurations, and queries can contain filters, import of these objects requires import of any referenced selectors. Selectors may be automatically added to the import list for this reason.
Since configurations can contain message handlers, which can contain message keys, import of these objects requires import of any referenced message keys. Message keys may be automatically added to the import list for this reason.
The dialog is invoked with the File | Import menu command and all transfers occur when the dialog is closed with the ‘OK’ button.