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Old 11-10-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Automate Calibre Tagging

I was wondering if there was a simple way to automate metadata in Calibre in an "if then" sort of format e.g. if a book was tagged "history," then add value "textbook" to custom column. It's easy to tag everything when I add it to Calibre, but I would love it if Calibre would then automatically add the appropriate items to custom collections I have set up.

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One of these perhaps
•If-then-else ◦contains(val, pattern, text if match, text if not match)
◦ifempty(val, text if empty)
◦test(val, text if not empty, text if empty)

•Iterating over values ◦first_non_empty(value, value, ...)
◦lookup(val, pattern, field, pattern, field, ..., else_field)
◦switch(val, pattern, value, pattern, value, ..., else_value)

•List lookup ◦identifier_in_list(val, id, found_val, not_found_val)
◦in_list(val, separator, pattern, found_val, not_found_val)
◦list_item(val, index, separator)
◦select(val, key)
◦str_in_list(val, separator, string, found_val, not_found_val)

•List manipulation ◦count(val, separator)
◦list_difference(list1, list2, separator)
◦list_equals(list1, sep1, list2, sep2, yes_val, no_val)
◦list_intersection(list1, list2, separator)
◦list_re(src_list, separator, search_re, opt_replace)
◦list_sort(list, direction, separator)
◦list_union(list1, list2, separator)
◦subitems(val, start_index, end_index)
◦sublist(val, start_index, end_index, separator)

http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/template_ref.html#id39

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