New feature: export list (v1)

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by sothis, May 30, 2018.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on May 30, 2018
    #1
    As mentioned 2 hours ago, we've been fast tracking a few features over the past few days because of recent issues with another anime site.

    We've just launched a very preliminary V1 of the export feature, designed to give you a quick backup of your anime and manga lists for emergency reasons. To access the page, click the link at the bottom of your anime or manga list (next to the import link).

    • The files are not meant to be human-readable, but we'll add a HTML file that displays it in a readable way in a next release

    • It's not possible to re-import these lists into Anime-Planet from the import page yet. That'll come next as well.

    This feature is very subject to change as we continue working on it. We're also working on a few new import types for the import page.

    :drinking:
     
  2. Speaking of that other anime site...
    Is the JSON file exported from here able to be imported to that other site?
    (Not leaving, I am a part of all of the major anime tracking sites and like to keep them all updated, but it can be time consuming)
     
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  3. Nesc

    Nesc New Member

    Posted by Nesc on Jun 2, 2018
    #3
    From what I can see you can't use the export for anything
     
  4. Grizz

    Grizz Database Moderator

    Posted by Grizz on Jun 2, 2018
    #4
    It requires the other sites to add functionality, if you want to import you have to wait for them to add that functionality. If you bug them they should add it quickly since it benefits them to do so.
     
  5. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Jun 2, 2018
    #5
    The export was meant to be an emergency backup/peace of mind for people - we're still working on getting the re-import added here on Anime-Planet. I'm not sure what else there is to do with it?
     
  6. Nesc

    Nesc New Member

    Posted by Nesc on Jun 2, 2018
    #6

    People wanted a export list to get their list on to other sites for back ups in case of A-P was down for some time
     
  7. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Jun 2, 2018
    #7
    I can't help with that part since we don't own or write code for other sites. What we did want to provide is a backup that people could have in case of emergencies
     
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  8. Nesc

    Nesc New Member

    Posted by Nesc on Jun 2, 2018
    #8
    I know that but what about using the XML type that all other sites uses
     
  9. ChalamiuS

    ChalamiuS Squisher of Bugs Developer

    They would still have to write the import code for it, our series don't necessarily match one-to-one with theirs. So that wouldn't really have helped any.
     
  10. aikaflip

    aikaflip Active Member

    Thanks a lot for this. This is a feature that I've been looking forward to. Nice thing about JSON files is that they can be converted into spreadsheets. There are several online converters that can do this.
     

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