Converting A Database & Updating Information

Robby Stephenson robby at
Sat Jul 18 18:26:13 BST 2020


On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 1:17 PM Ann Hopkins <molto.libri at> wrote:

> I am trying to convert an old Collectorz Movies database, and I can get
> most of the data into Tellico, but not the actors.
> I am testing with a small text export.
> I want to use the update function with IMDB to only overwrite certain
> fields not all.
> I learned I had to change to title on the update to something more
> generic. I saved my original title in another field.
> With "overwrite selected" CHECKED it overwrites a lot of fields I don't
> want to overwrite.
> With "overwrite selected" NOT CHECKED it doesn't fill the actors at all.
> Is there a way I can modify this behavior?

In the IMDB source settings, is the "Maximum cast" number greater than
zero? It also may be that your cast field may look empty but isn't actually
empty somehow, in which case it wouldn't overwrite it. If you want to email
me a test file directly, I can take a look.

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