Is there any way to merge databases either on the iPhone or in the Java Application? Preferably while maintaining the categories.
Any help is much appreciated,
if you have not yet started learning your databases which you want to merge, we recommend to use the csv export; then merge the resulting csv files either with a spreadsheet (something like Excel), or with a text editor; and finally reimport the merged csv file with the csv import again.
Note that the csv import and export cover the content data only (that is: the category plus up to 6 card fields); but not the learning data (current repetition interval etc).
Some day in the future we plan to implement a better merging support in the Java application, but currently we have other features with higher priority on our list.
thank you very much for your quick reply. I would know how to do this with a .csv file but I was importing my old Palm .pdb databases. I had produced these while moving forward in my textbook, so now many years later the book is fully finished and I thought I could merge the separate DB into one each per language. But it is workable as it is, though I might try to find the old spreadsheet data and do as you advised.
But I agree, if the feature is not in (I thought I had missed it), it is relatively low priority to add it.
Great work. Ebi
instead of going back to your old spreadsheet data you can use the csv export (mark one database in the list, then use the menu File > Write). This works even if the file was imported from Palm database before; only the learning data will be skipped, as said before.
Regarding the performance issue you mentioned, we have performed a few tests.
The issue seems to be with the table view (menu File > List, or double-click).
Besides this, it seems to run at normal speed, so you should be able to do the csv export and import.
The strange thing is: on my old MAC with Java 1.5 and 32 bit CPU, everything is quite normal.
We will continue to investigate this issue.