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Page Revision: 2008/02/07 22:34

Caution: WIP - this is not complete or accurate at this time...

Current procedures for processing box sets - hopefully a better system will be developed in future versions of My Movies

Box Sets or discs containing more than 1 movie title need to be processed slightly differently than a "single-movie" disc.

For purposes of this discussion, "Box Set" will refer to either Box Sets or multi-title discs.

Some information required to process a box set it obvious, some is not. Some information required to process a box set is valid, some is not.

The required number of line item entries = (# of movies in the box set) + (box set)

The Box Set "Place Holder" is entered with the actual UPC.

If available, the Individual Movies contained in the set are entered with their own, unique UPC most times, they are not available. If there are no UPC's assigned to the box set contents - the individual movies are each entered with a generic UPC "000000000000" (12 zeros). Besure to check with the web service (search by title) to see if someone has already entered and uploaded the info for the individual movies - to prevent duplicate entries.

If you search by inserted disc id - the web service will identify the contents if previously uploaded - eliminating confusion and extra work. If the contents are unknown (or improperly entered previously), you will need to either correct or created the required information. To help facilitate this search - disc id's should be entered for both the box set place holder and for the individual movie entry (same disc id in 2 different records).

A box set does not have a director - it is a creation of the studio. A box set does not have actors - it is a creation of the studio.

UPC - The UPC code that is assigned to the box set

Production Date - The year that the box set was released

Release Date - The date the box set was released

Genre(s) - Brian - I think we need a new Genre - called Box Set - assigning the genre of the various movies in the set is not reasonable...

Studio(s) - The studio that is responsible for the box set, not necessarily the studio that produced the actual movie(s)

Extras - Enter as appropriate

Actor(s) - check the no additional actors box and leave the column empty

Director - because this is a must fill field - enter "unspecified" as the director

Description - Enter a brief description about the various films included in the box set.

Audio -

Subtitles -

Assign Box Set Contents - Once information for the actual titles has been entered, assign them to the box set (Optional).