If you’re a Console Gateway user, you may find it easier to export your properties to a CSV file and upload directly into Maintenance Manager. We have written a program specifically for this purpose, and you can download it here: http://www.propertysafe.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/PSConsExtr.msi.

When you run this program, you’ll get a message similar to the following. Click the “Run” button.

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At this point, the setup wizard starts. Click “Next”.

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You must agree to the licence terms. At the moment, there aren’t many as these are still being resolved. Click “I Agree”, then click “Next”.

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The next window lets you choose the location into which the program should be installed. You should leave it on the default setting unless you regularly put programs elsewhere. Click “Next”.

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After all the preliminaries, the installer asks if you’re ready to actually install the program. Click “Next”.

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This window appears briefly while the program is installed. Just wait while the installer does its thing.

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When the installation is complete, you’ll see the following window. Click “Close”.

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The installer will have put an icon on your desktop that looks like this. Note that I have a solid colour as my background. If you have an image or a pattern as your background, you’ll see that instead of the solid blue.

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When you start the program (by double-clicking the icon on your desktop), you’ll see a program that looks a bit like this. Please wait while the program locates the database on your network.

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If the program can’t find the database, you’ll get a message that reads “The exporter couldn’t find your database” and I’ll have to go back to the drawing board. You should at this point uninstall the program (go into Control Panels, then Programs and Features, then find PSConsExtr, right-click it and choose Uninstall).

Assuming the program can find one or more databases, find the server that looks right, and then select the database that looks like it has the right name. If you hit the jackpot, the list box will fill up with properties. Tick (or untick) the appropriate items, and then click “Export Properties”. This will ask you to save the CSV file somewhere appropriate. You should then be able to open this file in Excel to see what’s been exported.

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