File - Merge Database

Select an ImageDB database to merge. Its contents will be merged with the current database. If Add new root category associated with all merged images is selected then a new category will be created at the root of your category tree using the name provided and all merged images will have this category associated with them. This helps to identify the merged images to do any further integration work on them and it can easily be deleted later.

Whilst the merge is being done you may be asked for four different kinds of confirmation. Adding a new field (see Manage Image Fields) that doesn't exist in the target database, adding a new category not found in the target database, overwriting the details of a duplicate category (caption, description, whether to generate web page), overwriting the image properties of a duplicate image. An Image is considered to be a duplicate if its index, file extension and location are all the same in both databases. For ease of use all of these confirmations provide "Yes To All" and "No To All" options.


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