> On 17 May 2018, at 15:31, Luc Bourhis <luc_j_bour...@mac.com> wrote:
> 
>> You should first import it to the database. It makes no sense to edit an 
>> item you cannot save and will easily be removed or replaced. That would give 
>> a suggestion that is not correct. 
> 
> I agree but I did import the item. As I explained, I first clicked import: 
> the “import” button becomes dimmed, and then I double-click on that line. My 
> expectation would then be that the fields editor that opens would deal with 
> the imported citation. But it does not: it is still read-only because it 
> shows the temporary harvested fields.


The imported item is different from the item that was imported. They are 
different objects. The former is in your library, the latter is not. The former 
is saved, the latter is not. So you can only edit the former.

Christiaan

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