BCF Topics service supports importing Topics using BCF standard compatible BCF files.
Supported Import Formats
Go to the BCF Topics page.
Click on a Overflow (three dot) button in the page header.
Click Import Topics from the dropdown menu
The import dialog will open (explained below).
Add the desired topics & fill out any desired fields.
The imported Topics will appear in the Topic listing. The details of the import process and any possible warnings and errors can be found in the Import history.
Drag and drop
Upload local BCF / BCFZip files by dragging over container or click “Browse” to add the files. The added files will be listed at the bottom of the dialog in the “Selected files” section.
A Topic in Trimble Connect must always be assigned to Trimble Connect project member(s) or user group(s). During the import the Topics service will check that the assignee of an imported Topic is a valid project member. If the assignee is not a project member, then the import will fail. Use the “Assignee” input field in the “Import BCF Topics” dialog to automatically assign imported Topic(s) to valid project member(s) so the import can succeed.
The default values for Type, Status, Priority, Due Date and Tags will be used only if an imported Topic is missing the data.
Update Topic project settings checkbox
If this option is selected, the import automatically adds any new Topic “Type”, “Status”, “Priority” or “Tag” values into the project settings as allowed values.
The project settings define the possible values for the Topic “Type”, “Status”, “Priority” and “Tag” fields. When importing a Topic created in another software application, it might have Type, Status, Priority or Tag values that don’t match with the allowed values in the project settings. In this case the import will fail. The “Update Topic project settings…” option can be used to automatically add the new values into the project settings, allowing the import to succeed.