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Ok so I must admit I have not looked in any tut's for an answer to this problem (I really don't expect it to be there) nor have I looked at any code files yet so if this is not a quick of the top of your head answer (ahem Chris) it is ok I will figure it out myself I am sure but I am about to head off to bed and thought I'd ask in case a quick answer saves me digging in the morning. I don't want to waste too much of your time on answering this.

First the problem:

I created a Catalogue with over a hundred items. It's a games catalogue listing Games that displays as an image grid with a cover shot of the game. Now I realized after the fact that I made a poor judgment in the design of the catalogue and instead of organizing games under genres as categories I made the genre a select field in the form (fps, rpg etc). The problem is I had intended to use this catalogue as reference list in another (ie people choose the games they play) but the list that will open up for them will be massive since they are all listed under games home. I intend to recreate the catalogue putting the games under Categories of genres instead so the select list will be more compact in the referencing catalogue.

My Solution: I am just going to code an export -> import function to move my entries over instead of having to re-add them all manually.

My Question: Is there some other (easier) method I might accomplish this without using my solution?

If not (off the top of your head only) can you point me in any directions that would save me time looking for the functions I can utilize?

If not I am sure I will figure it out.
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Short answer: no, no quicker way. Export then import is a good solution.


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As I suspected. That's cool. Thanks.
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Ok for those that ever experience an issue like this I posted my solution to this under community docs in case it helps someone sort an issue like this in the future.

Here's the link

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