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The standard method for adding info to cards is to export one deck to text, then re-import the info into the 2nd deck with "update duplicates" turned on. The downside to this method is that if you have any study data associated with the first deck it will be lost. But I don't think there will be a way to preserver that data regardless. You would also want to make sure that there are no duplicates within each deck, or at least allow for the possibility.
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So if the info I'd like to add from Deck B is "ID" I need to make an "ID" field on Deck A? Is that it?
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Yes. And you would also need to make sure that the first field of deck A containes unique values that anki will use to determine which notes are duplicates.
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What's that trick that is sometimes discussed here to avoid over-reviews inside anki? I remember something about the interval modifier but I'm not sure...
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Hello there, I have two Anki questions I haven't found an answer to despite searching the web:

1) I have my RTK deck that I have slowly gone through until completing it. Now I want to add Japanese keywords to it. I understand that I need to create a new field called "J_keyword" in the Production card, and it will initially be empty. Now, I also have an Excel containing all these japanese keywords along their kanji counterpart. I want to know if there's a way of importing this new field into my existing deck from Excel/plain text, and how I would do that. Or do I have to manually and painfully go through the whole deck and add one by one the Japanese keyword to each note? I know how to import Excel files as new Anki decks, but that would not include my personal reviews from my already studied Anki deck i.e. I would have to start reviewing "one", "two" etc from the start again (and I'm glad my reviews are going down, no need to bump them up again!).

2) I have Anki decks that I haven't touched in a long time but that I don't want to simply erase because the review steps and information on them is useful to me, i.e. maybe I retake Latin a year from now and I would be active on this Anki deck again. If I export this Anki deck, then delete the deck and then reimport the deck again, would it preserve the review data? This would be helpful to declutter my Anki from decks I'm not currently using, but still giving me the option of coming back to these decks in the future.
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(2017-06-08, 10:06 am)KameDemaK Wrote: I have my RTK deck that I have slowly gone through until completing it. Now I want to add Japanese keywords to it. I understand that I need to create a new field called "J_keyword" in the Production card, and it will initially be empty. Now, I also have an Excel containing all these japanese keywords along their kanji counterpart. I want to know if there's a way of importing this new field into my existing deck from Excel/plain text, and how I would do that.
Make a spreadsheet with 2 columns. The first one matches the first field in your RTK deck (whether the kanji or the index number). The second one is your J_keyword field.
Then you need to export it as a UTF-8 text file. Tab-separated is probably the most reliable. I heard Excel can't do UTF-8 export, so might need to use LibreOffice instead, or convert the file after exporting it.
Backup your collection in case something goes wrong.
When you import the file, match up the 2 fields, and select the option to update duplicates.
https://apps.ankiweb.net/docs/manual.htm...d-updating

Quote:If I export this Anki deck, then delete the deck and then reimport the deck again, would it preserve the review data?
When you export as "apkg", there's an option to keep scheduling information, so that should be OK.

I made a deck called "trash", put things I wasn't sure if I wanted to delete under it, and set the daily new cards and review cap to 0. Then I can still look at the cards in the browser, and there's only one line of clutter.
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Does Anki Mobile for iOS support add-ons?  

If not, then can I at least view Kanji & Kana in order to study?
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I upgraded Anki and every file in the collection.media folder is gone. When I use the cards on Anki I can hear the audio but I don't know where media files are stored. What's worse is that when I create new decks with media files, I can't hear the audio even after copying the mp3 files in the collection.media folder (which is now empty).
Does anyone know what I should do?
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Is it possible to set Anki to not test mature cards ever?
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(2017-06-15, 11:37 am)TurboMan Wrote: I upgraded Anki and every file in the collection.media folder is gone. When I use the cards on Anki I can hear the audio but I don't know where media files are stored. What's worse is that when I create new decks with media files, I can't hear the audio even after copying the mp3 files in the collection.media folder (which is now empty).
Does anyone know what I should do?
The Anki user folders got moved. Check in the manual to see where they should be now on your OS. It seems there was some problem in your case, where they didn't entirely get moved, and some files were left behind.
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I've been googling and googling but I haven't been able to figure out my problem.  

I've narrowed it down to maybe "card type".  I searched the thread but only found one post that was similar but that wasn't the answer either.

I want to start doing Remembering the Kanji using Anki.  I decided against creating a deck from scratch and downloaded " All in One Kanji Deck (Heisig's RTK Order, 6th edition)."   It had 31 stars, said 6th edition, and had good reviews.  Should I have gone with a different one?

The problem is that it goes from Kanji to Keyword instead of Keyword to Kanji.  Anyone able to tell me how to change the settings?  The deck also has lots of fields that are not needed for RTK but I figured out how to make it show only certain fields.  I tried deleting the recognition card type so it would only show recall card type but it wouldn't let me.  

Anyways what should I do?  Should I pick a different deck?  If you know a better one that's set up correctly for RTK please let me know.  Should I just use the Koohii site SRS?  I wan't to be able to study while I'm on my breaks at work that's why I went with Anki.
Edited: 2017-06-19, 5:16 pm
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Edit: I think I misunderstood the question will try again.

@Adent:

I'm guessing you only have one card type which is why it won't let you delete the recognition type. Anyway I think what I initially typed might be what you need.

1 - Open Anki and open the RTK deck
2 - Click "Browse" at the top
3 - Hit Enter in the search box
4 - Click "Cards" below the list of cards
5 - Either hit flip
or - In the box labelled "Front Template" type:

Code:
{{The exact name of the field containing the keywords}}

and in the box labelled "Back Template" type:

Code:
{{FrontSide}}

<hr id=answer>

  {{The exact name of the field containing the Kanji}}

If you already have both recall and recognition card types then you can probably just suspend the one you don't want by selecting them all in the browser (the one you get to by clicking browse).
Edited: 2017-06-19, 6:15 pm
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Okay thanks!  With your instructions I just suspended all the recognition cards.  Now I only have the recall cards and I just have to edit the fields so it'll look how I want.
Edited: 2017-06-19, 6:45 pm
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(2017-06-10, 10:54 am)Kinetix Wrote: Does Anki Mobile for iOS support add-ons?  

If not, then can I at least view Kanji & Kana in order to study?

As far as I've seen it doesn't. However, some add ons it really doesn't matter - Japanese support for example you can add furigana to cards on your desktop and then the cards get saved and copied to your mobile when you synch. I don't know what you mean by view Kanji and kana.
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