Genres in title.basics.tsv.gz

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Hello,

It appears genres are not populated in title.basics.tsv.gz downloaded from https://datasets.imdbws.com/ by some reason. The field value is "\N" for all titles.

Does anybody know if this is by design?

Thanks!
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Posted 2 months ago

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Phil G

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I can confirm that the genres field was populated in a copy of the datasets I downloaded a few months ago, but not in the latest version (no idea when it changed, I haven't got anything in between).  That looks like a bug to me, but staff can confirm it.

[Side note: I think we're supposed to use https://contribute.imdb.com/dataset for the datasets these days, not that old imdbws link (although I've just checked title.basics.tsv.gz file from each and they're identical, so it's not relevant to this problem)]
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Phil G

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Genres seem to be back in the latest version of the dataset, but I have no idea if that's just luck and they'll be gone again next week, or if the underlying bug has actually been fixed.

It would have been helpful if whoever marked this thread as 'Answered' had also posted to say whether or not the relevant tech staff were aware of the bug and were working on/had fixed it.

(but as this has been marked answered, I expect I'll be ignored now anyway)