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How can I check if a title is part of a boxset? (Locked)
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kaput5
Registered: May 3, 2004
Posts: 400
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Is there a way to check if a DVD is part of a boxset, so I can give a different formatting (tab for example) as is done in the standard list of the main page of DVDProfiler?

Thanks,

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Michael_ZZ
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Registered: October 2, 2002
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If you search for a DVD by title and see a Disc ID instead of a UPC code in the list, that profile is most likely part of a box set. However, you cannot determine which box it is assigned to in any way.

Also, if the profile shows a UPC there's no way telling you that it's part of a box set as.

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Ups. I missed the forum's headline. Your question is related to reports, right? In that case, no answer from me, I'm sorry. I'm not into reports.
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JAFO
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Registered: October 14, 2002
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This is easy.  If the case type = "Box Set", it's a box set. 

Some box sets don't use "Box Set" (you'll often see them as Digipak).  I think that's incorrect (technically they are digipak, but they're also box sets per the latest rules, and thus should be categorized as such).
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As the case type "box set" referrs to boxes holding several keepcases or snappers (or other individually packaged cases) it has nothing to do with wether or not the release itself is a box set (containing more than one film).

Although most casetype==box set will also be box sets with child profiles, this is not a given. JAFO as well as many others have problems distinguishing packaging from content.
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leng
Registered: May 27, 2005
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Quoting JAFO:
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This is easy.  If the case type = "Box Set", it's a box set. 

Some box sets don't use "Box Set" (you'll often see them as Digipak).  I think that's incorrect (technically they are digipak, but they're also box sets per the latest rules, and thus should be categorized as such).

Nah.  You will often get the case type of Box Set on a tv series which is not a box set.
hal9g
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Registered: April 1, 2002
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The only way to conclusively, and easily, determine if a title in your collection is part of a boxset in your collection is to edit the profile and click on the "Boxset" button.

If the title is part of a boxset you will get the message "This DVD is part of another boxset already - 'The Title of the Boxset'".
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kaput5
Registered: May 3, 2004
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Thanks to all, but I was trying to see how I can test in a report if a movie is part of a boxset, so I can give it a different formatting.

There is a test to check if a movie IS a boxset, but noting to see if a movie is PART of a boxset.

Anyway, it is for report usage, so  am not sure there is a solution and it may be a new feature to request.
Michael_ZZ
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Quoting hal9g:
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The only way to conclusively, and easily, determine if a title in your collection is part of a boxset in your collection is ...

... to check whether there's a drop down box at the right side of the title. If so, then the profile is part of a box set. If you want to know which box set profile it is, just click onto the triangle.

If you select the entry, DVDP will immediately jump to that box set profile. There, at the same location you have access to a drop down selection of all box set profiles. Same ability here to jump directly to the according profile.

(Just another only and easy way )
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Nym
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Registered: March 3, 2003
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I was trying to see how I can test in a report if a movie is part of a boxset, so I can give it a different formatting.


As people have already correctly said, there is no explicit way of doing what you need.

However, I have manually gone through my collection and changed the 'case type' of those DVDs that are part of a boxset to, well, Box Set. Not 100% accurate maybe, but it serves the purpose.

I then have a small graphic on my report that, using a Condition setting, only appears if the DVD has Box Set as it's type.

I've just submitted my report, under Nym's Collection, if you're interested.

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