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Creating Custom Parent Title, Moving Child Titles
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantBradYonder
Registered: June 22, 2017
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Still playing around with this program and came across something I want to do, wanted to know if it was possible.

I'm the type of person who likes to "group" movies in a series together.  For example, I have all of the Marvel Universe Phase 1 and Phase 2 titles, but because of how they are named, I can't group them together.

The closest I've been able to come is to change the sort name on these titles, but then it looks "off" in the list.

What I would like to do is create a custom parent title (like Marvel Universe Phase 1), and then move the titles of each of the movies under the parent title.

This is (I think) slightly different from a multi-movie collection sold as a box set.  For example, X-Men Trilogy has the first three X-Men movies and each one is a child of "X-Men Trilogy".  (Although I would like to be able to create a custom parent title called X-Men and then be able to move all of the X-Men "child" movies under that parent title too)

Was hoping I could click/drag titles to be able to do this but I'm not seeing this as an option.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorEagle
Registered: Oct 31, 2001
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Yes, you can do this, but it would have to be for your local database only and you would not be able to contribute it. You could probably look to the existing Marvel Phase 1 (UPC 786936826951) and Phase 2 (UPC 786936847147) sets as a guide. Basically, you'll need to create your custom parent profile, then while editing that profile, go to the Box Set Contents section and select the title to add to your parent from the list.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorscotthm
Registered: March 20, 2007
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Quoting BradYonder:
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The closest I've been able to come is to change the sort name on these titles, but then it looks "off" in the list.

What do you mean by "looks off"?  The list will look the way you want them listed if you sort them that way.

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Was hoping I could click/drag titles to be able to do this but I'm not seeing this as an option.

Edit the parent, and under the "Box Set Contents" tab add the child profiles.  Keep in mind that a child can only belong to one parent.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantBradYonder
Registered: June 22, 2017
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Quoting BradYonder:
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The closest I've been able to come is to change the sort name on these titles, but then it looks "off" in the list.

What do you mean by "looks off"?  The list will look the way you want them listed if you sort them that way.
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First, let me say thank you to both you and to @Eagle.  I didn't think to consider it in terms of a "box set" and your solutions were just what I was looking for.

As to how it was looking "off"... before your suggested solution, I had titles sorted alphabetically like this (sample from my collection):

Clue: The Movie
Dark City: Director's Cut
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition
Suicide Squad: Extended Cut
Deadpool

This is because I had changed the "Sort Title" for the Batman and Suicide Squad titles to have "DCEU #xx" preceding the title, as I had wanted to have "DC Extended Universe" as a custom parent title and then move the other movies under it once I had the solution.

As you provided the solution, I was able to create "DC Extended Universe" and then move those two titles under it.  I also changed the "Sort Title" to have the movies show in chronological order (something I plan to do with other groups like this)

Again, thank you both for your suggestion.  I'm liking this program more and more!
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