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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantobertc
Registered: September 22, 2007
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Good day.  My profile list has grown so large that I want to split the lists between movies and TV Series.  Is there anyway once I create a separate TV List database that I can move the profiles and all associated data (cover image, actor, crew, etc) from the movie list database to the TV Series database without having to re-create (using "add to DVD Collection") in the newly formed TV Series list?  Thank you.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorgreyghost
Registered: March 13, 2007
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Right click on the title and select Move to, a drop down will appear with a list of your Collection Categories, select the one you want.
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantobertc
Registered: September 22, 2007
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Thanks, but if I do this, then it only has options for the current database, no options to move to another database.  If I select Open database from the file menu, I can get the option to "share" a database, but it's asking for items I'm not familiar with, like Host Name or IP and Shared on Port.  These two items seem like it wants to access another database on the internet, instead of another database on my hard drive
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorgreyghost
Registered: March 13, 2007
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Flag the TV profiles and Backup flagged entries only (to a new backup file), then restore that backup file into the "TV" database. You can then delete the unwanted entries from your current database.

An alternative method is the create a new database copying the current, then delete unwanted entries from each database.

You can only have one database at a time open, so will have to switch between by using the Open Database dialog.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantobertc
Registered: September 22, 2007
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Greyghost:  Thank you very much.  I was thinking about having to keep all in one database and then flag one and "show" the flagged ones, but you're suggestions are exactly what I wanted.  Two separate databases, containing two separate types (movies and TV Series) of files.  Again, thank you!
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorAiAustria
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Registered: May 19, 2007
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Two databases means doubling the effort to keep them up to date. Did you consider splitting the whole bunch into separate collections within one data base?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorruben.
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Registered: March 31, 2007
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Create a new collection categories Tv Series Right click on the Task bar in categories ALL / Owned / Ordered / Whis list. And then Other -->Edit Collection Categorie and make a new categorie cald TV Series.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Registered: March 14, 2007
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I agree with AiAustria and ruben. Separate databases is rarely the best solution to any problem. Separate collection categories are way simpler and easier to maintain. Another solution is to use tags for television and movies and just filter by tags.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantobertc
Registered: September 22, 2007
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Thanks folks for the suggestions.  I'll try the various solutions and see which one works best for me.  Everybody have a great day!
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantLowpro
Registered: March 14, 2007
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I've found the software to be tempermental at times when going back and forth between databases.  And even it I didn't find this to be the case, I wouldn't recommend separate databases for what you're looking to do, Obertc.  Creating "Custom Collection Categories" as Ruben mentioned is the best approach.  The built-in categories are "Owned", "Ordered", "Wish List" and "All".  In my case I hide the "Ordered" and "Wish List" categories.  The custom categories I created are "Concerts", "Documentary", "Movies", "Musicals" and "Television", the contents of each category set to be included in the "Owned" category as well.  For good measure I also use the "Television" genre with all my Television profiles.  I rarely filter by the "Television" genre, but it never hurts to have the option.  I actually host my own phpDVDProfiler based website, so feel free to hit up the link below in my forum signature if you'd like to check out the online version of my local database which includes all the "Custom Collection Categories".
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantobertc
Registered: September 22, 2007
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Again, thanks to all who provided suggestions.  I went with adding a new collection ruben suggested.  I "thought" I wanted a separate database, but with the new collection category, I don't have to open/close to switch between (which I was quite willing to do, until it was pointed out to just create the new collection category).  Much easier this way.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMagmadrag
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Registered: May 25, 2007
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Creating categories could be a nice option... but the problem in my case is the (too small) number of categories. As I allways have my whole collection additionally in an Excel-List and quite often have a difference of just 5 discs, it's hard to find out in which of both files the wrong count is or where any entry is missing.

But as I got a little bit more categories in Excel than are allowed in Profiler, I am still searching for an idea to make it easier to compare both lists to find the reason for the difference.

Excel gave me just more possibilities for saparation: One column for WHAT they are (Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy...) and meanwhile a quite similar column WHERE they are (Adventure, Comedy like before but also Comic Movies, Classics, Made in Germany). And I got two columns to count: one for the number of discs, one for the number of movies/episodes. In profiler I "only" can count the discs, but finding and deleting the difference of just 5 has been a work for 2 weeks at the last try...
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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Registered: March 18, 2007
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Filters might also be an option for switching among groups of profiles with selected attrubutes.
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