WARNING - AMC 4.2 incompatibility

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  1. Dadeo
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    Ant Movie Catalog 4.2 [BETA] (03/11/13) is NOT compatible with MyFilms!
    As the AMC changelog states:
    The latter statement does not apply to XML format. There is no way to save XML in 3.5 or 4.1 format.

    Of course MyFilms does not yet support the new fields: Date Watched, User Rating, Writer, Composer, Certification, File Path, Extras etc.. However, the main issue is that Date Watched, Writer and Certification use the same field names as the current custom fields supported by MyFilms. When you save your catalog in AMC 4.2, it converts the current custom fields, and they are no longer recognized by MyFilms. That means you will lose all data stored in Certification, Writer and Watched fields.

    When you try to save a config in MyFilms Setup that has been saved in AMC 4.2, Setup will warn you that it contains custom fields not supported, and data will be lost, but by then it is too late ;)



    While it may be possible to modify MyFilms to support the new fields, that would break compatibility for anyone using older versions of AMC. So bottom line is, don't upgrade to AMC 4.2 yet!
     
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    Hi, any news on this?

    >So bottom line is, don't upgrade to AMC 4.2 yet!
    some Scraper don't work in 4.1 anymore...
     
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    We had some discussions, but are not yet clear about the "migration" due to format change being incompatible/not backwardcompatible...
     
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    will this fixed in the upcoming version?
     
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    Unfortunately there is no fix possible - we could adapt mf to the new format, which would break with all older versions. Plus we'd have to provide an internal or external migration routine to enable users to continue their existing databases. All this because AMC made changes incompatible to the mf extensions :-(. Tbh, I didn't find the motivation yet to work on that...
     
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    You can use AMC 4.2 to grab info, then from 4.2, in the menu file: save as... 4.1. Open your AMC 4.1 (You need both of them) export to XML.
    That's it.
    Michel
     
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