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Old 02-21-2011, 02:21 PM   #1
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sort by successful metadata lookup

I have a lot of books with mangled metadata which causes a failed lookup. Unfortunately they are now scattered throughout my library, is there a way to sort my library by metadata lookup success/failures?
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:37 PM   #2
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Have you tried adding ISBN as a custom column? You could consider the presence of an ISBN to signify a successful metadata lookup. Create with column type: "column built from other columns", and "{isbn}" (minus the quotes) in the "template" field.
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You could try any one of these three as a guage comments:false, rating:false or isbn:false in the search bar. All books without comments, ratings or isbn would show up.

Or do all three at once.

rating:false and comments:false and isbn:false

This would probably show books for which you haven't even tried to get metadata.

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Old 02-22-2011, 04:22 AM   #4
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If you had cover pictures as part of your metadata you could try:

not cover:true

in the search bar. This will show all the books without covers.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:41 PM   #5
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thanks everyone, this is exactly what I needed.
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