CSV or Comma Separated Value files - These files contain the data for each database column separated by a comma. The first line of the file is a mapping line which allows you to map the data to ReaderwareVW database column names.
TAB Delimited Files - These are similar to CSV files except that the data is separated by the tab character. Again the first line of the file is a mapping line which allows you to map the data to ReaderwareVW database column names.
"Title","Director","Certification"The problem is how does ReaderwareVW know what order the columns are in? The mapping line is key to importing data into ReaderwareVW. The first row of the file is the mapping line and it identifies which ReaderwareVW database columns the data should be imported into. This is a common technique used with CSV and TAB delimited files, your file may already have a mapping line as the first line of the file. or it may just contain the data. You need to open the file using a text editor like Notepad or TextEdit. Look at the first line. If there is a mapping line, you need to change the column names to match the ReaderwareVW column names. If it is not there, you need to add the line.
"Trial and Error","Hill, James","Not Rated"
|ReaderwareVW Column Names|
|Title||Video title, required|
|Alt_Title||Alternate video title|
|Actor-1 - Actor-5||Actors, you can import a maximum of 5 actors|
|LCCN||LCCN - Library of Congress Card Catalog Number|
|Dewey||Dewey Decimal Number|
|Call_Number||Library of Congress Call Number|
|ISBN||ISBN - International Standard Book Number|
|User_Number||Used for your own numbering system|
|Barcode||The raw barcode|
|Place||Place of publication|
|Release_date||Date of publication|
|Region||DVD or Blu-ray region code|
|Certification||National certification or rating, MPAA, BBFC etc.|
|Running_Time||Video running time|
|Copies||Number of copies of this video|
|Format||Hardcover, Paperback etc.|
|Sound||Sound, Mono, Stereo etc.|
|Color||Color B&W etc.|
|Anamorphic||Anamorphic? True or False|
|Subtitled||Subtitled? True or False|
|Closed_Cap||Close captioned? True or False|
|Item_Condition||Condition of the video|
|Cover_Condition||Condition of the video jacket|
|Category1 - Category3||Video categories, ReaderwareVW supports up to 3 categories|
|Keywords||Video related keywords separated by commas. 255 characters maximum|
|Product_Info||Video information, synopsis, reviews etc. 65536 characters maximum|
|Extras_Info||DVD Extras, 65536 characters maximum|
|My_Comments||Your comments on this video. 65536 characters maximum|
|My_Rating||Personal video rating|
|Favorite||Favorite video? True or False|
|Playlist||Include in playlist? True or False|
|Played_Count||Number of times you have played this video|
|Last_Played_Date||Last time you played this video|
|Book||The book the movie was based on|
|Author||Author of the book the movie was based on|
|Location||Physical location of this video|
|Weight||Shipping weight of this video|
|Source||The source of the information, i.e. web site it was cataloged from|
|Item_Value||Current value of this video|
|Valuation_Date||Date this video was last valued|
|List_Price||List price of video|
|Purchase_Price||Amount paid for the video|
|Purchase_Date||Date this video was purchased|
|Purchase_Place||Where this video was purchased|
|Out_Of_Print||Out of print? True or False|
|Currency_symbol||Currency symbol used for all prices|
|Media_URL||Link to related media, e.g. MP3 file|
|Owner||Owner of this video|
|Status||Status, must be one of Own, Want, Ordered, For Sale, Sold, Withdrawn, Missing|
|External_ID||External ID for this video, IMDb for example|
|New_Value||Value of a new copy|
|New_Count||Number of new copies available|
|Used_Value||Value of a used copy|
|Used_Count||Number of used copies available|
|Collectible_Value||Value of a collectible copy|
|Collectible_Count||Number of collectible copies available|
|Buyer_Waiting||Buyer waiting for a copy of this video|
|Sales_Rank||Sales ranking of this video|
|User1 - User10||User defined fields. ReaderwareVW supports up to 10 user defined fields. Maximum length 255 characters|
Automatic detection - In most cases Readerware can determine the encoding by examining the file. This is the default selection and you should normally use this and only specify an explicit encoding if there is a problem.In general you should use automatic detection. If Readerware is unable to determine the encoding used, you can select the correct encoding from the list.
ANSI - This is your system encoding and is the default. It will work for databases that contain the system language.
Unicode (little endian) - Unicode is a double byte character set and can handle virtually any language and any combination of languages. Little endian is used on Intel systems.
Unicode (big endian) - Unicode is a double byte character set and can handle virtually any language and any combination of languages. Big endian is used on other systems like PPC.
UTF-8 - UTF-8 is a variable width encoding and can handle all characters in the Unicode character set. It has become popular as you don't need to worry about endianness.