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Offline w1ch1tA

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Custom field export for dummies
« on: June 25, 2010, 07:41:04 am »
hello,

i added a custom field "imdb", short text to my database, holding the imdb-id of my movies.
my efforts to include this field into my plain-text export plugin were not successful.
this is how my plugin looks like:

%OPTIONS%
encoding="UTF8BOM"
replace=";<->,"
replace=""<->"
replace="#13#10<-> "
replace="#13<-> "
replace="#10<-> "
filter="CSV Files|*.csv"
%OPTIONS%
%HEAD%Titel;Typ;Genre;erstellt;imdb
%HEAD%{%value=title};{%value=type}'};{%value=genre};{%value=dateadded};{%value=imdb}


i quess something's missing, but i am  not a programmer. i want to import these values into my ipod touch database "dvd lister basic".
can anybody help in power-user/non-programmer words?

thanks,
w1ch1tA

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Re: Custom field export for dummies
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 08:52:28 am »
Welcome...Kansas?

Programmers will never understand the minds of us normal folk. Try {%value=imdb custom="true"}.

The manual is here.

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Re: Custom field export for dummies
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 09:21:58 am »
thanks, rick

i had already found the manual, but it is for it-specialists only, isn't it?
no use for dummies like me.

i changed the plugin to (last three lines only):

%OPTIONS%
%HEAD%Titel;Typ;Genre;erstellt;IMDB
%HEAD%{%value=title};{%value=type};{%value=genre};{%value=dateadded};{%value=imdb custom="true"}

the imdb-column in the csv-file remains empty.
the user-defined field reads: IMDB - Short Text

next try:

%OPTIONS%
{%value=imdb custom="true"}
%HEAD%Titel;Typ;Genre;erstellt;IMDB
%HEAD%{%value=title};{%value=type};{%value=genre};{%value=dateadded};{%value=imdb custom}

still no success ....


P.S. I am not Kansas

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Re: Custom field export for dummies
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 05:08:53 pm »
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i had already found the manual, but it is for it-specialists only, isn't it?
no use for dummies like me.

As the title suggests, it's for users of export templates. I don't think "IT specialists" read manuals.

Field names are case-sensitive.

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Re: Custom field export for dummies
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 12:15:07 am »
Welcome...Kansas?

Programmers will never understand the minds of us normal folk. Try {%value=imdb custom="true"}.

The manual is here.


 ;D thanks