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hillbilly

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View all Projects at once?
« on: April 24, 2015, 10:07:33 AM »
I have many duplicate songs across 3 different projects. Is there any way to view all songs in all projects at once so I can eliminate the duplicates?
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Re: View all Projects at once?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 10:32:55 AM »
No. Is the problem that you have, let's say, three copies of a song in each of three projects, and you want to eliminate two copies and share the third one across all three projects?

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 10:45:09 PM »
That's exactly it, Arlo. I imported 3 Set List Maker databases into 3 different Projects and they contain *lots* of redundant songs. I just thought there might be a way without having to flip back and forth between projects.
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Re: View all Projects at once?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015, 11:51:45 AM »
One way to do this would be to log into the web interface from two different browsers (e.g., Safari and Firefox), view them side by side, select a different project in each browser and go through the Songs list. Alternatively you could view one project in the web interface on your computer and another project on a mobile device and go through them that way.

Keep in mind that if you delete a duplicate song, it will be removed from all the set lists that contain it. If you want to preserve your past set lists, you could deactivate but not delete those songs. You could also just leave the separate copies of the songs in each project.

The main benefit to sharing songs across projects is that you can change the song and the change will appear in all the projects. In some cases you might not want this, so then you would want to have a separate copy of a song in each project.

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Re: View all Projects at once?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2015, 09:23:59 PM »
Great info! Thank you, sir.

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Re: View all Projects at once?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2017, 12:15:32 PM »
Hi all,

I would like to come back to this issue once more. I would also appreciate the ability to have a "Super Project" that includes every items of my other projects for various reasons:
  • As mentioned, reviewing Songs (in particular different versions located in different projects) seems much more elegant.
  • I could perform globals searches for songs, documents, or recordings
  • I could add smart playlists that reach over projects. Usecases are e.g. a rehearsal playlist (if have a special custom field that tracks my rehearsal status), or playlists that merge songs with other tags (e.g. for playback creation, text creation, ...). This is less intended for live use but for managing songs as well.
  • I could globally keep track with my contacts and upcoming events without navigating through projects.

In general, in particular assigning items to different projects could be much easier if I could see all my items as a whole and their assignments to projects in one place. Therefore +1 for this feature!

Best
Christian

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Re: View all Projects at once?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 01:50:33 PM »
Something like this is on my wish list and I'll add a vote for you.

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Re: View all Projects at once?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 12:22:28 PM »
Thanks Arlo! All the best for you in 2018!

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Re: View all Projects at once?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2019, 10:54:30 PM »
Any update on this on the horizon? The new checkbox for viewing all events on one page is great, I would highly appreciate a similar approach for the songs...
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Re: View all Projects at once?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2019, 10:47:51 AM »
No, still on my wish list.