Knowledge Base Article

Duplicating a Dataset

DupButton.pngDuplicate is an easy way to create a new dataset.  In this way, you can duplicate an existing dataset and modify it to your liking, and vCalc makes it very easy to do. First find a dataset that you wish to duplicate.  When you are on that dataset’s page, you will notice several options.  One option is Duplicate (see image). Duplicate.png

When you click the duplicate button, a new window will pop up and you will be required to give your new equation a name that is unique to your space (your personal list of equations, calculators, constants and datasets). The duplicate function will copy the dataset’s structure and contentDuplicateTableMenu.png                              Duplicate Dialogue Boxand wiki content by default.  If you do not want the wiki content to be copied, just uncheck the checkbox.  After you have supplied a name and determined if you want to copy the wiki content, you can either go directly to the wiki by clicking "Copy  & View" or edit the dataset structure by clicking "Copy & Edit", which will take you to the Info Tab of the Dataset editor. 

Steps to Duplicate a Dataset

  1. Find a dataset that you wish to duplicate
  2. Click on the "Duplicate" button at the top right of the wiki page.
  3. Type a unique name for the copy of the dataset on the pop up window that appears
  4. Click  either on "Copy & View" to go directly to the wiki or "Copy & Edit" to edit the content