IMDB Query Returns Wrong Movie

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miked417
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Post #1by miked417 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:43 am

I created a new movie card titled "Chef's Table: BBQ" using the IMDB lookup. It was found, so I selected that show from the drop down list. The query filled the Original Title field with this instead ”Angry Beavers Dagski and Norb/Shell or High Water" plus other card fields all related to that incorrect TV show.
The URL field populated by the query displays https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291717/. The IMDB website has https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12917170/. The zero at end is missing on the card URL field which causes the wrong TV show info to be imported is what I'm guessing.

I had this same thing happen about 10 or 15 times when I tested over a 100 movies that I imported into the sample database. In every case that I investigating the last digit was missing on the movie card.

One theory that I have is the query is designed for IMDB title number to be only seven digits and some shows have 8 digits. So the last digit is omitted.

Also, if I fix the URL field to the correct number, is there a way to update the movie card based on the URL field and not the title?

dr0fdarb
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Post #2by dr0fdarb » Fri May 28, 2021 8:45 am

I have seen the same thing.

To get around just paste the imdb url into the Original title field and click the lookup details button.

miked417
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Post #3by miked417 » Fri May 28, 2021 9:33 am

Thanks. That never occurred to me.


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