TVMovie import results in gaps in TV Guide

Discussion in 'fixed TV-Server / Client Bugs' started by MPUserFromGER, March 9, 2008.

  1. MPUserFromGER
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    Just updated from SVN 17500 to 17827 and now I have some issues with the TVMovie EPG.
    First of all, the recent changes have speeded up the import very much! Thanks for that.
    However, with SVN17500 and before, I did not have any gaps/holes in the TV EPG. But now since todays update, the EPG has some gaps/holes.



    Please let me know what exactly you need to analyze.
    I saw that there is also a tool in the SVN but I couldn't find a .exe file and any further instructions how to use it.

    Finally, I don't understand the two new EPG options "always fill gaps" and "try to update existing entries". What sahll they do? I tried both but this resulted in the following behaviour: The gaps are sill there but there are some very short entried at the beginning of the next entry...

    Would like to help to fix that but I don't know how.
     
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    The TV.log would have shown that there have been some EPG entries which are "too long" for the current DB field.
    You can use "short descriptions" for the moment or manually alter the program table to extend the description column to varchar(8000).
    New DBs would not have this issue - however there will be a database update next week which will take care of this for existing TvLibraries ;)
     
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    Thanks a lot for the hint. The increased description column did the trick! Now I have no more gaps. And the import is really very fast. Perfect!

    Could you comment shortly on my two questions?
    Is this e.g. important if a show is replaced by another one, which has the exactly the same duration? What is the trigger for the importer to update the EPG entries?

    Thanks and best regards,

    MPUserFromGER
     
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