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Can't bulk upload index entries with no composer info

Post by Lotus54 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:34 pm

I'm trying to bulk upload an index.
The problem is I don't have composer info for the entries.

I left them blank but th bulk uploaded doesn't like that.
There are 682 entries, so I really don't want to spend then time figuring out who wrote what and entering all of them in.
What can I do?



"Afro Blue", 286,1,""
"After You've Gone", 143,1,""
"After the Lovin'",574,1,""
"Ain't Misbehavin'", 2,1,""
"Ain't She Sweet", 511,1,""

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Re: Can't bulk upload index entries with no composer info

Post by Phil Smith » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:32 pm

The bulk upload is not going to work for you if you do not include composer data, every field must have data.
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Re: Can't bulk upload index entries with no composer info

Post by Lotus54 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:13 pm

Ok- looks like a pain but I can either enter them all in- for do a mass 'find & replace'.

I just entered a bunch in and uploaded.
Then did a change and uploaded again- now I have two copies of each tune I've done.

Before I get too far- how can I edit or delete an index I've bulk uploaded?

thanks
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Re: Can't bulk upload index entries with no composer info

Post by Lotus54 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:30 pm

Well, I figured out a way to fix it (don't know if it is the best way).

I sorted by title for the 'online' song info.
I then deleted the extra copy. That took me a bit- but there were not THAT many.

Since I'm bulk uploading, it would be easier if I could have deleted all at once- then started over.
Perhaps there was a way- but I didn't see it.

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Re: Can't bulk upload index entries with no composer info

Post by Phil Smith » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:10 pm

Your first step should be to proof your data thoroughly to minimize corrections that you made need to make. After you have proofed your data and performed the bulk upload, you can tweak individual entires using the Content Manager.
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Re: Bulk upload composer data

Post by spinality » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:57 pm

For past upload users, note that this behavior has changed. Previously, it was possible to have an empty composer field. (That's how all my prior uploads were prepared; it was easy for me to create indices by extracting title and page data, but it was not easy to extract composer info.) As a solution, consider listing "unknown" as the composer.

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Re: Can't bulk upload index entries with no composer info

Post by jstensland » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:50 pm

I did a bulk upload x 3, correcting some stuff, now I have 3 entries for each song. Is there any way to just delete the index and start over?

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Re: Can't bulk upload index entries with no composer info

Post by Phil Smith » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:22 pm

jstensland wrote:I did a bulk upload x 3, correcting some stuff, now I have 3 entries for each song. Is there any way to just delete the index and start over?
Phil Smith wrote:Your first step should be to proof your data thoroughly to minimize corrections that you made need to make. After you have proofed your data and performed the bulk upload, you can tweak individual entires using the Content Manager.
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Re: Can't bulk upload index entries with no composer info

Post by spinality » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:54 pm

jstensland wrote:I did a bulk upload x 3, correcting some stuff, now I have 3 entries for each song. Is there any way to just delete the index and start over?
If you really shoot yourself in the foot (e.g. by uploading three times :D ) you have the option of deleting the book entirely and starting from scratch. Phil is very critical of folks doing multiple uploads; but in my case, where a book's contents are sometimes evolving over the course of weeks or months, as people add material, insert pages, reorganize sections, etc., it's sometimes impossible to avoid the need for a bulk replacement. That doesn't reduce the value of good 19th century proofreading however.

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