Duplicate Handling

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Duplicate Handling

Postby njan » Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 pm

Please add a way to find duplicates (and if possible some ability to merge fields from Duplicates, either manually or through some kind of user determined automation)
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Re: Duplicate Handling

Postby FineWine » Fri May 17, 2019 6:18 pm

Please goto the Menu Bar > View > Display Duplicates

At the moment I do not think there is away to merge fields that have entries with those duplicates that do not - I could be wrong. Conor will answer that one. You would also have to decide which Library entry you would want to merge. Main to Duplicate or Duplicate to Main. Conor would have to design this some how where you select which fields you wish to merge. It is however a very nice idea.
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Re: Duplicate Handling

Postby njan » Sat May 18, 2019 2:17 am

Doh!!! on the Duplicate finder.... what is the match criteria ... is there a way to change the duplicate handling criteria?
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Re: Duplicate Handling

Postby Conor » Tue May 28, 2019 5:30 am

They are matched by title and their unique code such as ISBN or UPC. Quite lax so that users can verify that they are not duplicates. If you want to make the matching stricter you can use the following in Terminal

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defaults write com.bruji.dvdpedia "Strict Duplicate Match" -bool YES


Change "dvdpedia" part for the other Pedias.

With this setting the director, author, developer and artist must match as well as the release year for it to be considered a duplicate. Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters (2016) would not match under the strict setting.
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Re: Duplicate Handling

Postby FineWine » Tue May 28, 2019 7:37 pm

:D Thanks Conor - Another little gem.

Though this one might be better served if placed in the hidden Help menu :?:
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