Welcome to the Invelos forums. Please read the forum rules before posting.

Read access to our public forums is open to everyone. To post messages, a free registration is required.

If you have an Invelos account, sign in to post.

    Invelos Forums->DVD Profiler: Plugins Page: 1... 4 5 6 7 8 ...13  Previous   Next
New Plugin: CSVExport
Author Message
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
Aim high. Ride the wind.
Registered: March 18, 2007
Reputation: Highest Rating
United States Posts: 5,228
Posted:
PM this userVisit this user's homepageDirect link to this postReply with quote
Hi Mark,

I am working on the CSV Import portion of BulkEdit. I am planning to use as the standard formats, those that you export.

- So, I second the motion for breaking out the currencies for Purchase Price and SRP
- Also, it would be helpful to get the profile ID. This would give me the locality (otherwise I have to guess it - 75 -90% accurate), and also covers disc-id and manual profiles nicely.

I am writing my code so that I can accomodate the change easily if you decide to do it. I realize that any change may potentially impact prior scripts, so I will understand if you decide not to do it.

Of course I don't have to be bound to your formats - I just think it is a good idea to minimize the number of different things the users have to worry about. If they output from your tool, they should be able to input to mine - with no hassles.

(Oops never mind ... deleted comment.)
Thanks for your support.
Free Plugins available here.
Advanced plugins available here.
Hey, new product!!! BDPFrog.
 Last edited: by mediadogg
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
I like IMDB
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: Great Rating
United States Posts: 3,321
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Those sound like good ideas mediadogg.  I'll add those to the next version.  They'll be new fields and leave the originals intact, so nothing should break.
Get the CSVExport and Database Query plug-ins here.
Create fake parent profiles to organize your collection.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
Aim high. Ride the wind.
Registered: March 18, 2007
Reputation: Highest Rating
United States Posts: 5,228
Posted:
PM this userVisit this user's homepageDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting Mark Harrison:
Quote:
Those sound like good ideas mediadogg.  I'll add those to the next version.  They'll be new fields and leave the originals intact, so nothing should break.

You da man! 

Only ones I need (to know about) right now - can I assume ...

Heading, "Purchase Price Currency"  - values to look the ones from DVDPro XML (DenominationType)?
Heading, "Profile ID" - values just like DVDPro XML?

I want to code to these now, even though you won't be generating them until next release.

Edit: Mark, I just noticed that Locality is already included in the Row/Col formats. Don't know how I missed seeing that - I think I was looking at the "2.4" format. Profile ID would still be helpful in the case of manual profiles, to save parsing of the UPC, but for normal profiles, of course UPC.Locality works just fine for Profile ID.

Edit: I decided to use your "Column" format because it seemed easier to parse - only one record per profile. However, the result is that I am creating as many discs as required to support the profile that has the largest number. Either I have to switch to your "Row" format (1 record per profile-disc), or I need a field callled "Number of Discs". For now, I will try to deduce it. Any discs whose fields are completely empty will be deleted. That should work, unless the user did not intend it.

09/30 Edit: Not sure you are even noticing this, but for the record I noticed for Hong Kong Dollars, you use HK$, whereas DVDP XML uses HKD. I'll trap and convert any others I find, but I hope you consider changing them to be compatible with the XML output values. Another: kr shoudl be DKK.
Thanks for your support.
Free Plugins available here.
Advanced plugins available here.
Hey, new product!!! BDPFrog.
 Last edited: by mediadogg
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorGadgeteer
Registered: March 13, 2007
United Kingdom Posts: 519
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
With both this and the database query plugin, I keep getting an error message "Input String not in the correct format" about 1/3 of the way into the progress bar and the plugins won't complete.

Any ideas what could be causing it?

Thanks.
Stuart
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
I like IMDB
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: Great Rating
United States Posts: 3,321
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting Gadgeteer:
Quote:
With both this and the database query plugin, I keep getting an error message "Input String not in the correct format" about 1/3 of the way into the progress bar and the plugins won't complete.

Any ideas what could be causing it?

Thanks.


Since you didn't post a lot of details here, I'm assuming you have the plugins installed, but they're having problems reading the data when you run them?  If so, I'd guess you have some funky data in your database that I need to code around.  The easiest way to do this would be for you to create a backup (minus cover images) and mail it to me.  Send me a PM and I'll send you an account with enough space to accept a backup.
Get the CSVExport and Database Query plug-ins here.
Create fake parent profiles to organize your collection.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorGadgeteer
Registered: March 13, 2007
United Kingdom Posts: 519
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting Mark Harrison:
Quote:
Quoting Gadgeteer:
Quote:
With both this and the database query plugin, I keep getting an error message "Input String not in the correct format" about 1/3 of the way into the progress bar and the plugins won't complete.

Any ideas what could be causing it?

Thanks.


Since you didn't post a lot of details here, I'm assuming you have the plugins installed, but they're having problems reading the data when you run them?  If so, I'd guess you have some funky data in your database that I need to code around.  The easiest way to do this would be for you to create a backup (minus cover images) and mail it to me.  Send me a PM and I'll send you an account with enough space to accept a backup.


Thank you Mark. You've understood my problem spot-on. PM on its way bud 
Stuart
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
I like IMDB
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: Great Rating
United States Posts: 3,321
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Is this a problem with 3.1 or the beta?  I've been using them with the beta and they work fine so far (except the rating stuff), but it's possible there could be problems.
Get the CSVExport and Database Query plug-ins here.
Create fake parent profiles to organize your collection.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorGadgeteer
Registered: March 13, 2007
United Kingdom Posts: 519
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
It's with both versions.
Stuart
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorGadgeteer
Registered: March 13, 2007
United Kingdom Posts: 519
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
I tried to create a backup to send you but it ended up over 90MB, even without images. So I had a go at trying to find the problem myself and, by a series of elimination, tracked it down to 1 profile that had a false EAN and wrong locality. The reason for the EAN modification was because it is a duplicate DVD I own. After I changed the locality from the incorrect USA to UK but still kept the false EAN, it worked ok. 

I've now succesfully run both plug-ins for the 1st time and I'm extremely impressed.

Good work Mark 
Stuart
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
I like IMDB
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: Great Rating
United States Posts: 3,321
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
I'm glad to hear that you tracked the problem down!  I'll have to see if I can recreate the issue so I can catch the problem in future versions.
Get the CSVExport and Database Query plug-ins here.
Create fake parent profiles to organize your collection.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorKevin Coed
Registered: March 14, 2007
United Kingdom Posts: 278
Posted:
PM this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
I'm getting an error message saying 'Object reference not set to an instance of an object'.

I'm using the latest beta.

Any ideas?
Guns don't kill people. Hammers do.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
I like IMDB
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: Great Rating
United States Posts: 3,321
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
I've not really done any testing yet with the latest beta.  It works for me so far, but with the new fields and such, I'm not surprised that it might have issues.  When Ken releases his new SDK for the new version, I'll look into fixing it.  But there's no point right now.
Get the CSVExport and Database Query plug-ins here.
Create fake parent profiles to organize your collection.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantDalle86
Registered: June 4, 2008
Denmark Posts: 1
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
I'm having the same problem as Kevin coed.

It stops exporting as soon as it reaches a DVD that i have typed in manually.

fx: UPC: Manual DVD #243

Hope it is possible to fix, and at the same time i want to thank you for your great plugin! 

//Daniel from Denmark
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantwnorris
Registered: October 23, 2007
Posts: 6
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Why is it that I don't get any ratings when I export?  All entries are just blank, for video or MPAA.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
I like IMDB
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: Great Rating
United States Posts: 3,321
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting wnorris:
Quote:
Why is it that I don't get any ratings when I export?  All entries are just blank, for video or MPAA.


Because the plug-in is written for version 3.1, not 3.5 and doesn't support all the new features found in 3.5.  And it won't support version 3.5 until Ken gets us the code needed to support it.  My hands are tied at this point.  But he did say we'd be getting that code with release 3.5.1.  That version is now out, so hopefully we'l be getting what we need to update our plug-ins soon.
Get the CSVExport and Database Query plug-ins here.
Create fake parent profiles to organize your collection.
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantgoodguy
Sita Sings the Blues
Registered: March 14, 2007
Reputation: Superior Rating
Germany Posts: 1,029
Posted:
PM this userDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting Mark Harrison:
Quote:
But he did say we'd be getting that code with release 3.5.1.  That version is now out, so hopefully we'l be getting what we need to update our plug-ins soon.

Regarding this, please see Ken's recent note in the Dev forum.
Matthias
    Invelos Forums->DVD Profiler: Plugins Page: 1... 4 5 6 7 8 ...13  Previous   Next