Music Collection - Default Field Problem

Ann Hopkins molto.libri at
Wed Jul 29 14:39:22 BST 2020

I added additional columns to the "Track" field in Tellico, the fields already existed in the import.
The new "XTrack" I created worked fine when I imported it.  It was identical to the modified "Track" field.

On 7/28/2020 6:52 PM, Robby Stephenson wrote:
> Hi Ann,
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 11:48 PM Ann Hopkins <molto.libri at <mailto:molto.libri at>> wrote:
>     I had a lot of problems importing a csv import into the Music Collection.
>     After many attempts and using test files I think there is a real problem.
>     I decided to use the "Tracks" field, but I need a few more columns so I added them.
>     I imported my file.  It appears to work perfectly.  The tracks were all imported.  I look at them in the edit
>     window. Good.
>     I save the file, and exit.
>     The next time I open the database there is nothing in the "Tracks" field.
>     I created a new field "XTracks" exactly like the "Tracks" field, and I use that field on my import.
>     Everything is fine.  I can open, edit, and look around and the field still stays populated.
>     I think there something with your default fields.  It appears to be fixed, and not changeable.
>     I know if you delete a field, it gets recreated, if you do a search import, so maybe?
>     Can I lock the default fields, so I don't make that kind of mistake again.
> Thanks for passing on that experience. There's no way to lock the fields on an import, and it does sound like 
> something's going wrong in the way Tellico is 'merging' the default field with your import. I'll dig into it.
> When you mention adding a few more columns, you're doing that in the CSV file?
> Thanks,
> Robby

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