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Yes, agree, Ken prohibited such tools by still allowing "unneeded" dividers being omitted.
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I could be mistaken, but I believe that initially there was only one type of divider, so old profiles might have Episode dividers where we would now use Group dividers.

I think it would be very difficult for a tool to determine if end dividers are missing, or if the groups are intended to be levelled, or detemine if a divider is the wrong type.

I agree. I was thinking of some kind of interactive thing similar to Profiler Cast / Crew edit. Two panes, one on the left showing the existing setup, and one on the right showing just the dividers. User would adjust dividers, add and delete, then drag and drop people from the left-hand side to the right. Save the profile when done.
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Maybe that's no better than the existing editing form, now that I think about it.
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Well of course I blew everything up while enhancing divider parsing, BY recognition and testing with multiple name variants.

I think things have settled back down now, but I still get consistently the same number of "extra" profiles with some actors. Are they legitimate, or do I have a bug that I just can't find?

If anybody wants to take a shot at helping me figure it out, here is an example: Will Wallace. Current CLT says 379 profiles. I consistently get 382. Have been getting the extra for a long time now. Always with the same actors, but not every actor.

Will Wallace CLT profiles, CLTBoss "skinny" XML.

Will Wallace CLT profiles, Invelos full XML.

Are the 3 extra musketeers for real??? 

And of course I will painfully suffer the news of any other issues you find. 
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Danny Devito expecting 2562, got 2573. Always the big boys. 
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The profiles, which seem not to exist in the data base:
065935141952-United States
065935222491-United States
086162000355-United States
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The profiles, which seem not to exist in the data base:
065935141952-United States
065935222491-United States
086162000355-United States

Wow! Quick work, and just what I needed to figure things out.

I will check it out.
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Wait, I am looking at the XML that includes 065935141952, US.

You know of course that I am getting this information from database calls to the online database.

<DVD>
  <ID>065935141952</ID>
  <ID_Base>065935141952</ID_Base>
  <ID_LocalityID>0</ID_LocalityID>
  <ID_LocalityDesc>United States</ID_LocalityDesc>
  <Title>I Am Sam</Title>
  <OriginalTitle></OriginalTitle>
  <MediaTypes>
    <DVD>True</DVD>
    <BluRay>False</BluRay>
    <HDDVD>False</HDDVD>
    <UltraHD>False</UltraHD>
  </MediaTypes>
  <ProductionYear>2001</ProductionYear>
  <Released>6/18/2002</Released>
  <FrontCoverThumbnailUrl>http://www.invelos.com/thumbs/06/065935141952f.jpg</FrontCoverThumbnailUrl>
  <BackCoverThumbnailUrl>http://www.invelos.com/thumbs/06/065935141952b.jpg</BackCoverThumbnailUrl>
  <Actors>
    <Actor Episode="" GroupName="" FirstName="Will" MiddleName="" LastName="Wallace" BirthYear="0" Role="Bill Carpenter" CreditedAs="" Voice="False" Uncredited="False" Puppeteer="False" />
  </Actors>
  <Credits>
  </Credits>
</DVD>


So, what does it mean that you say they do not exist? Does it mean that you can't download them, using the "Add To Collection"?
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<DVD>
  <ID>086162000355</ID>
  <ID_Base>086162000355</ID_Base>
  <ID_LocalityID>0</ID_LocalityID>
  <ID_LocalityDesc>United States</ID_LocalityDesc>
  <Title>Delgada Linea Roja</Title>
  <OriginalTitle></OriginalTitle>
  <MediaTypes>
    <DVD>True</DVD>
    <BluRay>False</BluRay>
    <HDDVD>False</HDDVD>
    <UltraHD>False</UltraHD>
  </MediaTypes>
  <ProductionYear>1998</ProductionYear>
  <Released>11/2/1999</Released>
  <FrontCoverThumbnailUrl>http://www.invelos.com/thumbs/08/086162000355f.jpg</FrontCoverThumbnailUrl>
  <BackCoverThumbnailUrl>http://www.invelos.com/thumbs/08/086162000355b.jpg</BackCoverThumbnailUrl>
  <Actors>
    <Actor Episode="" GroupName="" FirstName="Will" MiddleName="" LastName="Wallace" BirthYear="0" Role="Private Hoke" CreditedAs="" Voice="False" Uncredited="False" Puppeteer="False" />
  </Actors>
  <Credits>
  </Credits>
</DVD>

Interesting, this doesn't come up when I type the UPC into the Add To Collection!

Mystery solved? Is is truly the case that CLTBoss finds credits that CLT does not?

Maybe these are contributions pending approval?

(I just used CLTBoss to download the profile and added to my collection)
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And more interesting. The thumbnail link works for one profile, but gives an error on the other. WTF?????

Yet, the covers show when downloaded:
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This seems to be the Mexican profile - Region 4
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All three Profiles exist in other locations:
065935141952-Canada
065935141952-Canada (Quebec)
065935141952-United States

065935222491-Canada
065935222491-Canada (Quebec)
065935222491-United States

086162000355-Chile
086162000355-Mexico
086162000355-United States

If I had to guess, I'd look for some loose variable binding, which equals the locality 0 with an empty string...
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I don't understand what you mean?

Quoting AiAustria:
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If I had to guess, I'd look for some loose variable binding, which equals the locality 0 with an empty string...



You just told me that 086162000355 did not exist for US Locality.

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The profiles, which seem not to exist in the data base:
065935141952-United States
065935222491-United States
086162000355-United States


And in fact when I did a UPC search, it didn't show. That has nothing to do with my code. Nor does the error on the thumbnail.

What am I missing?
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All three Profiles exist in other locations:
065935141952-Canada
065935141952-Canada (Quebec)
065935141952-United States

065935222491-Canada
065935222491-Canada (Quebec)
065935222491-United States

086162000355-Chile
086162000355-Mexico
086162000355-United States


How did you generate this list?
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I generated the list out of your CSV.

What I meant with The profiles, which seem not to exist in the data base: When I try to add the profile by entering the UPC in DVDProfiler, I get only two localities to select for the download; US is not available for selection.

e.g.


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So, we are on the same page. 

The CLT misses those three profiles that actually ARE in the database! I told you, I downloaded them into my local database, using the plugin online access.

Here is how the API works. I will not reveal the actual API, as Invelos told me not to:

(1) Ask Invelos "give me all profile IDs" based on UPC "086162000355":

tpids
{object[2]}
    [0]: "086162000355.25"
    [1]: "086162000355.49"

(2) Ask Invelos "give me a pointer to the profile with profile ID = "086162000355"

- get non-null pointer (you get a null pointer if the profile does not exist)
- (pointer).GetProfileID() yields "086162000355"
- (pointer).GetXML() yields the XML in the file I gave a link to

This is the part of the Invelos database key scheme that leads to errors. There is no way to tell the difference between a UPC and a locality 0 profile ID.

For example, if you ask: "give me a pointer to profile ID "086162000355.0", you get a null pointer!!!

Of course, the other localities work just as they should.

Bottom line. There is a bug lurking in the Invelos Online, that sometimes misses presenting the locality 0 profile, even though it exists in the database.

I find them. CLT does not.
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To complete the story, here is what things look like when the database call shows the US profile:

"Give me all profiles for the UPC 025192516726"

tpids
{object[2]}
    [0]: "025192516726"
    [1]: "025192516726.3"

You see that the locality 0 profile is included in the list, with exactly the same format as the UPC.
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