Import from AMC

Note

This FAQ is based on the following versions:
  • Filmotech : 3.5.1
  • Ant Movie Catalog : 4.2.0

Depending on the version, settings may differ.

Export the AMC database on the PC

On the PC, run AMC and select File > Export

On the export screen, select the following:

  • Supported file formats

Select CSV Text/Excel

  • Pictures

Check only Copy with exported file.

Cochez uniquement Copier avec le fichier exporté. Pictures must be in the same folder as the CSV file.

  • Movies to include

Select your movies (All, Selected, Checked or Visible)

  • Fields to export

You can select only certain fields. However, the easiest way is to add them all by clicking on the 'Add All' icon

  • Options

You must select the following options:

  • Field delimiter ;
  • Extra delimiter <*>
  • Text bloc delimiter
  • Replace linebreaks by \n
  • Check Add column titles

Once all the settings are complete, you can click Export… and save your data.

Import the database in Filmotech

Warning

When you import data, they are added to your existing data. If you are importing twice in the same database, you will have all the movies twice. Remember to create a new profile or delete all existing movies if you want to import into an empty base.

Prepare import

  • Start Filmotech, select or create a profile.
  • Click the Import icon and select the AMC tab
  • Click File and select the AMC CSV file
  • You can, if you wish, specify if the reference must be populated with the number or the media label (Reference group and the option to import the web address into the link to the trailer, the link to the file or ignore the field
  • Click Next to start the import

Import data

  • Check that the imported data is correct and in the right column. Also check that the poster is properly imported. If it does not, repeat the procedure.
  • By default, all the films and posters are imported. If you do not want to import certain films, clear the check box. Similarly, you can deselect certain posters.
  • After completing settings, click Import to start creating sheets in Filmotech

End of import

  • The procedure will then import all the selected films
  • The statistics show the number of imported films, and the number of posters
  • Click on Close, imported films are displayed in your list