Changing All Reel or Roll Identifiers

There may be times when you want to change all occurrences of a reel or roll identifier in a database. For example, you might need to change a reel identifier that is not EDL-compatible to one that is EDL-compatible. Or, you might need to change the reel or roll identifier in a database to match identifiers that are actually used in an EDL or to correct situations where reel identifiers are not exact matches, such as “0001” and “001.”

Note: If you will be exporting a batch capture list from the database, it’s best to make the reel or roll identifier changes before exporting the list.

To change all instances of a reel or roll name in a database
  1. Click the Show All button in the List View window to make sure that all of the database records are listed in the List View window.

  2. Choose Database > Change Reel.

  3. Make the following settings in the Change Reel dialog:

    • Choose the type of roll or reel.

    • In the From field, enter the identifier that you want to change.

    • In the To field, enter the new identifier.

  4. Click OK.

Figure. Change Reel dialog.

After you click OK, all records displayed in the List View window are searched, and each time the roll or reel identifier that you want to change is found, it is replaced by the new identifier.