@kiwidude: I doubt that it matters to you, but just in case -- database2.set_series() now accepts series strings of the form 'xxxxx[nnn]'. If given such a string, it will set both the series and the series index. Given 'xxxxx', only the series is set. The change affects both the standard series column and custom series-like columns.
One consequence is that series names that end in bracketed numbers will not lead to joy. For example, changing the series 'Foo[4.20]' to 'Bar' will set the series name to 'Bar' and the 4.20 to 1.
Another consequence is that one can now set series indices with search/replace.