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How to reorder the number of your routes

If you made changes to your routes and deleted some, you probably have a missing route number or more.
To reorder the numbers, follow these steps:

  1. Export your planned routes (those with the missing numbers) to Excel spreadsheet
  2. Open the spreadsheet you just saved to your computer. Here, you see the number jumps from #2 to #4:
    Missing route 3

    Missing route 3

  3. Change the numbers of your routes to meet your needs.
    Here we replaced #4 with #3 and then #5 with #4 so there are 4 routes, numbered 1,2,3,4:
    Updated Routes numbers

    Updated Routes numbers

  4. Save this file with your recent changes, then re-import your spreadsheet.
  5. In the import wizard, make sure the Route number column is changed to “Grouping” and ignore the column that shows the stops sequence.
    If you have a start address like me, check the box that says “Set First as start address”.
    Grouping routes

    Grouping routes

  6. Click Next to GOALS tab. You’ll get a notice about gray addresses – Ignore that because these are the start addresses of the other routes.
  7. When you get to the Goals section, leave all settings as default, except the Optimization Goal – Change this to Keep Order As Is.
    Change to Keep order as is

    Change to Keep order as is

  8. Plan your route.
    This should keep the order of your routes, without changing the stop sequences on the routes.

+ Find out How to move multiple addresses at once.
+ Find out How to save your route and then import it back to the planner.