November 2004



Handling Duplicates and Failed Recipes During Recipe Import


How to work with duplicate recipes during recipe import


During the import only the recipe name is checked to determine duplicates.  If you want to see all the duplicate recipes on import, then turn off the import dupe check (Tools… Options… Import/Export tab… uncheck “duplicate checking”) and import the recipes into a new cookbook.   Then you can do a manual dupe check by opening recipes with like name, or use the Dupe Check… button on the recipe selection window, which will check more than just the name to determine duplicates.


We recommend that you do all imports into a new cookbook, then use this cookbook to touch up the recipes as needed before you distribute them to your permanent cookbooks.  This way you can delete recipes you don’t want, and you can handle duplicates as you wish.  You can also check and change recipe categories to suit your preferences.  You can then distribute the imported recipes into your permanent cookbooks using File… Export Recipes… [to an NYC cookbook].

How to work with recipes that failed the import process


During a recipe import, any recipes failing to import are collected in a text file.  This file has an “.emx” extension.  You can open these files with an editor (File… Run Text Editor… or hit the Text Editor toolbar button), and make changes and then try to reimport them.  These “.emx” files will build up over time because almost every import you do will create one.  You can delete unwanted “.emx” files using Tools… Data Management… Import/Export tab… delete files containg failed imports.


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