I was testing out the beta importing feature, but it seems to have a problem with handling duplicate cards, especially when the “Existing cards” option is left on the default “Update” in the import dialog.
When importing a file with a note that already exists in the deck, Anki claims it skipped the duplicate, but it adds a “ghost card” to the schedule, and when studying, gives the following error when the review comes up:
Error An error occurred. Please use Tools > Check Database to see if that fixes the problem. If problems persist, please report the problem on our support site. Please copy and paste the information below into your report. Anki 2.1.54 (b6a7760c) Python 3.9.7 Qt 6.3.1 PyQt 6.3.1 Platform: Windows 10 Flags: frz=True ao=False sv=2 Add-ons, last update check: 2022-08-29 14:19:54 Caught exception: Traceback (most recent call last): File "aqt.webview", line 42, in cmd File "aqt.webview", line 149, in _onCmd File "aqt.webview", line 624, in _onBridgeCmd File "aqt.overview", line 92, in _linkHandler File "aqt.main", line 673, in moveToState File "aqt.main", line 694, in _reviewState File "aqt.reviewer", line 150, in show File "aqt.reviewer", line 170, in refresh_if_needed File "aqt.reviewer", line 233, in nextCard File "aqt.reviewer", line 340, in _showQuestion File "anki.cards", line 129, in question File "anki.cards", line 145, in render_output File "anki.template", line 123, in from_existing_card File "anki.cards", line 156, in note File "anki.collection", line 478, in get_note File "anki.notes", line 52, in __init__ File "anki._backend.generated", line 564, in new_note File "anki._backend", line 146, in _run_command anki.errors.NotFoundError
Steps to reproduce:
- Create a CSV file with a single line:
- On a fresh profile with the new importing option enabled, import the file, keeping the options on default.
- Import the same file again.
Now the “ghost card” will appear as a new card.
Running Tools > Check database actually fixes the problem with the message that a card with a missing note was removed.