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Offline zapras

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[SOLVED] Adding movies by importing URLs
« on: November 20, 2010, 03:14:48 am »
I'm trying to import some Imdb url links from a excel or cvs and it's not are working.

I have put a bunch of imdb url links in rows in the first column.
Then selected only the url to be imported from the cvs or excel. But nothing happens. No new Movies are created so I can't then import the movie name and rating etc.

What I'm I doing wrong?

Thanks, great program!
« Last Edit: November 20, 2010, 03:52:55 am by rick.ca »

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Re: Imdb url not importing
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 03:41:39 am »
Found the solution. Apparently you need the Title name as well with the imdb URL

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Re: Imdb url not importing
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 03:48:10 am »
I assume these are URLs for movies not already in your database. I'm not certain, but I think the import plugin would need at least a Title in this case—in order to create a record in which to save the data (in this case, the URL). If you don't have titles, just add a column of arbitrary names (e.g., URL-1, URL-2, etc.). Don't forget to configure the plugin to import Title and URL. Once imported, set the IMDb plugin to overwrite Title. When it's run on the records created by the import, it will replace these dummy titles.

[Edit] You beat me to it. I'll leave this here in case it helps anyone else understand how the import works.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2010, 03:50:41 am by rick.ca »