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Quick-fetch for all marked?

Postby Anso » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:51 pm

I'm using Gamepedia and recently I'm thinking of fetching the price of my games from Amazon. Is there any way to fetch and auto-fill for a game and, if so, is there a way to do this for multiple games at once? Would save me a LOT of time ;)
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Re: Quick-fetch for all marked?

Postby Nora » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:00 am

If you didn't get the initial data from Amazon, i.e. the price isn't included yet, select all your entries, choose 'Get advanced info' from the Advanced menu and the program will automatically download the information from Amazon for the whole batch, including the price.

Please note though that doing batch updates like this means that the program always downloads the first available result returned for an entry, you will not be able to check its accuracy until after all the information has been downloaded. If you'd prefer to have more control over the results returned, open the Edit window for an entry and click on the gear button to choose Amazon. That'll start the same 'Get advanced info' command but if there's more than one result now, you'll be able to choose the correct one in the little drawer that pops out of the side of the edit window.

However, if your entries have an ASIN number then you will get an exact result and you can update the price this way at any time by first clearing the field using the multiple edit.
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Re: Quick-fetch for all marked?

Postby Anso » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:53 am

Yeah, but this would overwrite all data I already have in the OTHER fields, right?
I just want to fetch the price and nothing else :(
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Re: Quick-fetch for all marked?

Postby Nora » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:32 am

No, the Pedias never overwrite any fields that already contain data. Only those fields that are empty will be filled with information. (So if you want to update a field for information, you'd have to delete the information inside the field first and then do an advanced search.)
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Re: Quick-fetch for all marked?

Postby Anso » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:43 am

Oh, fantastic, I did not know! Now I love you guys even more :3
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Re: Quick-fetch for all marked?

Postby sjk » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:08 am

Nora wrote:No, the Pedias never overwrite any fields that already contain data. Only those fields that are empty will be filled with information. (So if you want to update a field for information, you'd have to delete the information inside the field first and then do an advanced search.)

That's an example of the type of info I wish had been [more] clearly documented. If it's already in Help I hadn't noticed it.
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