Originally Posted by gargoyle67
I don't know when this first started, But for a while now when adding books to Calibre it places the authors name in the book title column and the book title in the authors one
It's been driving me nuts
Don't know if I clicked something I shouldn't have or what, I'm using the default settings in the adding books section "(?P<title>.+) - (?P<author>[^_]+)" also tried swapping them about but to no avail
As shown below adding Val McDermid's Common Murder of which the file name is "Val McDermid - Common Murder.epub"
Your Metadata from filename is backwards from your filename convention that was used.
Correcting those (already imported) is easy.
Select (all) the books that are flipped
tap 'E' (edit metadate (bulk mode if more than 1 title)
1) single Mode: there is a up/down arrow icon to the LEFT of the Author Title. Use it
2) Bulk mode: there is the Swap tick box on the right (under Authors). Use it