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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorTracer
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Actually, his argument does not break down, but that's another story and I will save it for another time. But John is right.

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John may or may not be right in concept but, as you are so boldly point out in many discussion we deal with the rules as they are currently not how they may be at some point in the future.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantBoykin
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I can see the good and bad of both ways, but I have the Buffy complete series and I DO NOT want 41 profiles for Buffy.  The program will not currently allow this, but to me, the best way to handle something like this is to create a master profile for the main box.  Create child profiles for each season, and then have a tab for each disc on the child profiles.  For example, season 2 would be one profile with 6 tabs for each season 2 disc on that profile.  When you click on the tab for disc 2, you would see all the info for disc 2.  This way, you could keep track of how the season is packaged and with what is on each disc and you would not have 41 profiles. 

This would also work for single seasons like Stargate Atlantis season 2 where you have 5 discs in 3 thin cases.  Each thin case would be a child profile.  Profile 1 and 2 would have 2 tabs for each disc and profile 3 would have one tab for one disc.
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Why would you have 41 profiles, are there 41 discs.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantBoykin
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Why would you have 41 profiles, are there 41 discs.

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One profile for the box and one profile for each of the 40 disc.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorTheMadMartian
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Your reasoning is based entirely upon personal preference and not according to the rules.

I have no problem how you want to handle your personal database but, we are talking about the online DB.



No, my reasoning is based on experience working with databases for a lot of years, both as user and designer.  Its based on some hard lessons in practicality learned using some very large and very complicated databases, and knowing that ironclad standards of data entry must be maintained or the information IN the database is worthless.  And its based on ease of handling for display purposes so that people who don't know how databases are built or function can make real world use of the data in them.


This is a concept that you 'db experts' fail to grasp...it doesn't matter how many other databases you have worked on.  We are dealing with THIS database and the rules written for it.  Going against the written rules because of your life experience is 100% personal preference.

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For example, when you have a data set that is already broken into convenient chunks, it is good basic design to utilize that pre-established division when setting up the database.  Here, of course, I'm referring to the disc level.  Why, because a disc has a unique identifier - a key - that makes indexing and other functions much easier to accomplish.


Unless that unique identifier is supposed to be used for a different purpose.  We have one unique identifier.  The rules tell us to use it as the identifier for the entire season.  Going against those rules is 100% personal preference.  It doesn't matter whether 1 person is doing it or 100 people are doing it.  Deviating from the rules is personal preference.

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So, you want to call that personal preference, go right ahead.  But don't blame me when your all in one basket model falls apart under its own weight.


It isn't our model...it is the way Ken designed the db and the way Skip and his crew wrote the rules.
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