Format of UID/RID/TGID lists?

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JefK

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A long time lurker and user of the WIki I came across the list of RIDs for a particular local system but found it did not play well with ProScan's Clipboard catcher.

I made changes to the articles data format to make easier to copy to clipboard and be structured to be easier to import. In discussing it, I should have likely looked in the Wiki FAQ to see if there was a formatting guide already, but I did not find anything explicit.

So I wanted to see if I should revert my updates or if it is ok with the policies/culture just to make such updates?

The data should be represented as:

UID:DESCRIPTION

or

TGID:DESCRIPTION

in each of the lists, which allows you to highlight, copy to clipboard and then import to the scanner management app.

One of the pages I had updated the data on for example: Chicago Midway Airport - Department of Aviation - 800 MHz P25 Phase II RID/UIDs - The RadioReference Wiki

And the forum thread discussing it: New Chicago OEMC Public Safety - 800 MHz P25

Please let me know what the proper procedure is so I can adhere to it.

Thanks,

Jef
 
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AFAIK there is no established standard, and if one were to be set up, it would likely be real tough to implement across all the articles that have RID/UID data.

So if you want to set something up just for the articles you want to use, have at it. You can't actually damage the article; the software creates a backup of the original so it can be reverted if needed.

If it's a large list, I'd recommend copying the data into a good text based program like Notepad ++ or similar. Some folks have used Excel (to post as a csv type file) for this. Just don't use a word processor like Word; it inserts special characters all over the place that the wiki can't handle, and it's a royal PITA to remove them...Mike
 

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Thanks! Yeah I just loaded in vocode, used a regex find find and replace to format it, then pasted it back in. I was going to do it just for my own at first but figured if I can make it easier for others to copy and paste it was better to update the wiki article.
 

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The data should be represented as:
FYI, the forum software was interpreting the colon followed by a capital D as a smiley, e.g. :D. I edited your message to wrap your coding suggesting with the "Inline Code" mark-up so the forum software would not insert the smiley.
 
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