Lightroom: Is there a fast way to turn off/on export of all synonyms?

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For my website I want to have keywords with my photos - of course who would not. But my webspace provider would restrict the amount of keywords per photo to be indexed for searches to 30. Since I have set up around 23000 different keywords with synonyms and am using them frequently (of course not 23000 on one photo) I am above that limit very fast, if I export my photos including the synonyms, which now is activated for every single one of them.
Is there any fast way to turn of the export of synonyms, so that I do not have to edit every single keyword to get that mark out of that one box?

If there is no such fast track - I would love this as a future feature :)

Thanks in advance.

Best regards

Wiebke
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Rob Cole

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If you want to permanently kill ALL synonym exporting, then use SQL:

update AgLibraryKeyword set includeSynonyms=0;

e.g. via SQLiteSpy - exit lightroom & backup .lrcat file first..
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Thanks - that will most certainly help make things easier :) Guess I will go and analyze the databases structure then later and see what I can do else in little scripts to make things go easier :D
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If you want to run SQL scripts each time you start Lightroom, consider:

SQLiteroom

Rob
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Thanks, that sounds cool :)
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@Rob Cole: Thanks for your little update and your more complex tool. That helps me get my keywords sorted easily - I saw myself going through all my keywords manually and that on a few LR catalogues, would have taken ages I suspect.