Why so many warnings?
When you import data, you can add thousands of items to your database with one click. Very convenient ... but one simple mistake and all that data can be put in the wrong places or get garbled. Normally when you enter a playlist, an error is easily corrected but if your CVS file has 5000 rows and you screw up the import, it can be a big problem.
So we want you to get it right first time, hence the warnings. You need to know what you're doing and double check everything before clicking Import. Read these Help Topics.
Things to watch for:
- Column assignments - You have to tell Spinitron what data is in each column of your file. Double and triple check your column assignments - don't get it wrong. ( column assignments → )
- Choose the right kind of import - Disks, songs on disks, or playlist entries? Double check this, it's important. ( import types → )
- Column alignment - check that your data is separated into the right columns. If it's not, check the import options and then the file itself. ( CSV format options → )
- Uncheck rows you don't want - There might be rows in your CSV file you don't want to import; things like blank rows, column headings, etc. Uncheck them.
- Character encoding - Spinitron uses UTF-8 encoding internally. The encoding of your data file may be different in which case Spinitron has to convert it. To convert properly, you must specify the encoding of the file. The preview table shows converted text so trial and error works to find the right input encoding: if your data includes any non-English or non-ASCII characters, check that they look ok and try a different file encoding option if not. ( CSV format options → )