[Solved] Cards based on new card-type haven't been generated

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13 Jan, 2020 06:52 PM

I am Alex, a novice regarding Anki. I am going to learn Chinese. To do so, I started very simple by one deck with one card-type (one side the Chinese word, other side the translation). Then I started to add further fields (e.g. one for sound etc.). Now, I want to create different card-types: e.g.
Type 1: Shows on the question-side a Chinese character, and on the answer side the Chinese pronunciation
Type 2: Question-side shows Chinese character, answer-side translation

I achieved this by creating (a) different card-types and moved those cards into different (b) sub-decks.

The issue:
When I created the new card-type, for each already existing card an additional had been created automatically. So I could apply a filter and move those to their sub-deck.
But for one card-type, I did not get for all cards an additional one (for whatever reason).

The question:
How can I automatically generate cards on the new card-type?

Thanks in advance for all hints/tips/tricks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 14 Jan, 2020 05:24 AM

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    If cards are not being generated, please check you have a non-blank field on the front side, and you're not trying to use negated conditionals.

  2. 2 Posted by email on 14 Jan, 2020 06:09 AM

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    Thanks for the swift reply.
    Indeed it was my user-fault. I simply got lost with all the sub-decks.
    What I did wrong: I had to look for the missing cards in the deck on the highest level (not in one of the other sub-decks). There, I found the cards and could move them to the appropriate sub-deck.

    Thanks again for the kind support!!!

    P.S.: in the picture: I thought the card "ge1ge" was missing. But I did not find it, because it was in the deck "chinesisch" which is the highest level deck. There I should have search for it.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 14 Jan, 2020 10:02 AM

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    No problem, glad to hear things are working :-)

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