How Index numbers work

Movie Collector automatically assigns and increments index numbers. The Index value is assigned when you add an movie to the database. The next movie you add to your collection will have an index number that is incremented by 1. Each Index number is only used once. When a number is deleted, the next added movie will still increment on the last added movie.


  • If you have #s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • You delete #4
  • The next movie you add will automatically be #11. #4 will not return.
  • If you manually change #11 to #4, the next movie you add will be #12 – so you will be missing #11.

Auto Increment Index can be switched off if you want via menu Tools > Options > Index Field

Automatically Re-assign Index Numbers

If you automatically want to fill in the gaps, you can re-assign Index numbers:

  1. Click menu Tools > Maintenance > Re-Assign Index fields
  2. Choose which fields the software should sort all movies on, and it will assign index numbers based on that sorting.

Manually change Index Numbers

  1. Select the movie
  2. Click the Edit button (pencil button on toolbar)
  3. Change the number in the INDEX field for that movie. (bottom of the edit screen).
  4. Click OK.

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