batch add

Jared list-tellico at
Sat Jan 18 22:56:22 GMT 2020

I ran into an odd issue when updating a new item from a data source.  It
seems to affect:

1. any game entered with just a title
2. multiple possible matches in the data source
3. running an update against mobygames

As an example, I created a new entry names Zool 2, a Jaguar game (among
other platforms).  When I update the entry against mobygames, it takes
about 30 seconds to return a list of matching games.  When updating a
list of new games, that adds up to an awful lot of time spent waiting on
search results.

Couple additional notes:

1. This is MUCH slower than searching for a game using the Internet
Search feature.  Not sure why the search behavior from the update
process would be so much slower.

2. Once the matching game/platform are selected, it completes the update
quickly, so this only seems to affect searching, not pulling data for a
particular game.

Any ideas what might be causing this?


On 1/18/20 4:18 PM, Jared wrote:
> thanks!  I completely missed the import option.  Will give that a try.
> -- 
> Jared
> On 1/18/20 2:15 PM, Robby Stephenson wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 9:05 PM Jared <list-tellico at
>> <mailto:list-tellico at>> wrote:
>>     is there a way to batch add items in tellico?  Eg., I already
>>     have a list of, let's say, 100 games that I want to add. 
>>     Currently, I'm searching, selecting, then adding them one at a
>>     time.  Instead of that, is there some way to just feed it a list
>>     of titles and let it do the searching and adding automatically?
>> Books can do that with adding multiple ISBNs at a time, for certain
>> data source. But that's about the extent of batch addition.
>>     or perhaps feed it a list of titles that it just adds with no
>>     additional data, then use update sources on all of them?
>> Sure, just import a text file, single title per line, as a CSV. Then
>> select multiple items and update from data source.
>> Robby 

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