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Does this software support multiple databases?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantThekurgan99
Registered: February 28, 2009
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I ask because I wan a database just for movies and a second one for tv shows.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Registered: March 14, 2007
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Yes, it supports multiple databases, but that's seldom the best solution. So here are the alternatives:

Very simple solution: Use filters. Create one filter using Genre = Television and one filter using Genre = Not Television. Save the filters and it's easy to select one or the other.

Simple solution: Create a collection category for Television. From the menu select Tools / Create Collection Categories. Put your TV Show profiles in that category.

More complex solution: If you really want two different databases, select File / Open Database / New Database. But be aware that whenever you want to switch between movies and TV shows you need to go through Open Database.

How this affects your DVD Profiler Online:
- The first alternative can make all profiles visible, depending on your Online Collection Settings (on Invelos website).
- The second alternative allows you to upload all profiles, but the ones in you custom category will not be shown.
- The third alternative only lets you upload profiles from one of the databases.

My advice: Do not chose multiple databases unless you really have tried, evaluated, and rejected the other two options.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMithi
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Quoting GSyren:
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Simple solution: Create a collection category for Television. From the menu select Tools / Create Collection Categories. Put your TV Show profiles in that category.

see also: Create Collection Categories
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- The second alternative allows you to upload all profiles, but the ones in you custom category will not be shown.

Small correction: the ones that are only in a Custom Collection category are not shown. As long as one keeps the titles in "Owned" also, they are visible. But even then the Categories are not visible.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantThekurgan99
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Awesome suggestion!!!!!

Thank you so much
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorDanae Cassandra
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I just moved all my television shows to the Ordered category.  That way I can see them in the online.

Of course, that only works if you're not using that section for stuff on order.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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Registered: March 18, 2007
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I just moved all my television shows to the Ordered category.  That way I can see them in the online.

Of course, that only works if you're not using that section for stuff on order.

Clever idea. Now of course you can create a replacement custom category to track ordered, and you will be all set.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorscotthm
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Quoting Danae Cassandra:
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I just moved all my television shows to the Ordered category.  That way I can see them in the online.

I just use tags so I can filter on tags when I just want to see TV (or no TV) but still keep everything I have in the Owned collection.

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