File men — Import from History DatabaseThe Import from History Database window is available from the File menu.


Dialog — Import from History DatabaseWeeks to importImport fromMidweek / Weekend AssignmentsCheck allUncheck all

This feature allows you to automatically fill-in selected assignments on your schedule from the chosen History Database.

The Import tool may come in handy for a variety of reasons. Here are some examples:

  • Disaster Recovery
    Do you need to re-create your schedule? Now you don't need to manually re-populate the schedule. Instead, you can press F7 to reset the week data (if required), and then fill-in the assignments automatically from the Assignment History Database.
  • Sync with Assignments Editor
    Do you assign some of the personnel using the Assignments Editor? Now you can use this tool to import from assignments from the Assignments Editor database.

This tool is not intended as a replacement for maintaining a good backup system. But it can be used as the need arises.

Note IconLearn more about the Import from History Database window by looking through the rest of this help topic. Or, as an alternative, click on the option you are interested in on the screenshot above.

Weeks to import

Weeks to import

You can specify which weeks that you want to import. All of the dates are checked by default. Uncheck any meeting dates that you do not need processed

Use the Quick Select feature to easily make a selection in bulk:

Quick Select


History database to import from

You can import assignments from two different history databases:

  • Meeting Editor
    Select this database if you want to populate the schedule from the Meeting Editor history. This will import all possible data (based on your chosen settings). See Section 5: Assignment History for more details about this database.
  • Assignments Editor
    Select this database if you want to populate the schedule from the Assignments Editor (duty) history. This will import all possible data (based on your chosen settings). See Duty Assignment History for more details about this database.

The options and settings under the Midweek Assignments / Weekend Assignments  tab bar adjust when you change the Import mode.


Midweek Assignments / Weekend Assignments

The way this part of the Import window looks is dependant on the type of history database you choose to import from.

Meetings Editor Database

Each tab displays checklist of assignments that you can populate from the imported history database.

This is the Midweek Assignments tab.

All you need to do is check the assignments that you want to include when importing.

To clarify:

  • Treasures 1 — This is the first talk.
  • Treasures 2 — This is the Gems item.
  • Teaching — This is the special Discussion with Video items.
  • Student Info — This is for all students / assistants.

MWB History - Weekend AssignmentsThis is the Weekend Assignments tab.

Again, all you need to do is check the assignments that you want to include when importing.

To clarify:

  • Home Talk Info — This is a general term that embraces all the information about the local talk being given in the Kingdom Hall (eg. Speaker name, theme, talk number etc.).
  • Away Talk Info — This is a general term that embraces all the information about the talks being given in other Kingdom Halls (eg. Speaker name, talk number and congregation).

Assignments Editor Database

The Assignments Editor is designed for different types of schedules and the Duty Assignment History is designed differently. Each tab still lets you select which assignments to import into. But, in addition, you need to map (associate / link / connect) that assignment to the appropriate assignment in the Duty history.

This is the Midweek Assignments tab:

SRR History - Midweek Assignments

This is the Weekend Assignments tab:

SRR History - Weekend Assignments

Note IconAs you can see, the list of assignments that you can import into are different for the Duty Assignment History Database mode.

Check all
Uncheck all

Use these buttons to easily toggle the check state for all the assignments.