An update to RoutePlanner has been submitted to HP. This update adds the ability to export and import a route. Both functions are accessed from the App Menu. And, both use the device’s clipboard.
Export writes a comma separated value (CSV) text file to the clipboard. The import feature reads a CSV file from the clipboard. Using the clipboard gives the user flexibility to use their favorite save or backup method for storing and reusing routes.
- Backup routes to memo app, box.net, google docs, etc.
- Save a route as a template for starting a new route
- Store multiple routes for later use
- Import routes from other applications
- Addresses imported are geocoded automatically.
The format of the CSV file to be imported must be as follows. Each address can be a separate line in a text document. Each line must have seven elements and be enclosed in double-quote marks (“) . Below is a screen shot from the webOS Memos app with an example RoutePlanner CSV file.
- Future use (optional, for user use, ignored in app)
- Street Address
- City, State and/or postal code
- Name/Note (optional)
- Latitude (optional)
- Longitude (optional)
- Check box 0=unchecked, 1=checked
As you can see in the above screen shot, each element is enclosed in quotation marks and separated with a comma. Quotation marks are not allowed within an element. Commas can be used, such as between city and state. Latitude and longitude are optional. If not present, RoutePlanner will determine these values from the address. Optional elements that are not specified must still have two quotation mark “placeholders” present so that each address has exactly seven elements.