Keeping track of past borrowers

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Keeping track of past borrowers

Postby andreas32 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:46 am

When I lend a DVD out and it gets returned, all trace of the DVD having been lent out disappears from the database. Short of making a manual notation while editing, is there a way to track past borrowers?
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Postby Nora » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:08 pm

Under the Advanced menu you'll find both an option to see the past borrowers of an item (Borrowed History) and a 'Borrowed By' history to see what a person has borrowed from you in the past.
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Postby andreas32 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:11 pm

Nora wrote:Under the Advanced menu you'll find both an option to see the past borrowers of an item (Borrowed History) and a 'Borrowed By' history to see what a person has borrowed from you in the past.


Ahhh.... and duh! I've checked that menu before and was expecting a list of all previously borrowed DVDs. Now I realise I must highlight one DVD to retrieve that DVD's borrow history. Thanks.
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Postby Conor » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:13 am

If you would like to keep track of specific borrowers and what movies they borrowed you can do so by creating a smart collection (the "movies borrowed by..." command simply creates a smart collection for you). But if you create it by hand you can be more flexible, for example to create a list of all movies ever borrowed select new smart collection from the file menu and set the rule to "Borrowed By (history) is not [leave empty]".
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