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Old 01-30-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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Help with Syntax please.....

I have been playing around with plugboard, and I have got most of the way to where I want to be, but, having zero experience with template language, I am a bit stuck on one small issue, which I was wondering if someone could help me with.

I have the following plugboard template:

{authors}{series_index:0>2s| - Book | of }{series}

which works beautifully, and gives me an output in the "authors" field on my paperwhite such as this:

J K Rowling - Book 07 of Harry Potter

I would like, if possible, the output to look like this:

J K Rowling - (Book 07 of "Harry Potter")

Using the following syntax:

{authors}{series_index:0>2s| - (Book | of }"{series}")

I can get the output I want if the book is part of a series, which is great. However, if the book is not part of a series (if the series field is empty), the output looks like this:

J K Rowling"")

rather than just

J K Rowling

Is, what I am trying to do possible, and if so, where am I going wrong with the syntax please? I have tried to use the calibre manual for clues as to what the problem is, but its all way over my head.

Thanks in advance

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Old 01-30-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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Wild guess, but you might need to escape the parenthesis and quotation characters.

If I'm correct, calibre is interpreting these as programming instructions for how it should process the equation. Not as output instructions for the plugboard.

Of course I could also be totally wrong.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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Wild guess, but you might need to escape the parenthesis and quotation characters.

If I'm correct, calibre is interpreting these as programming instructions for how it should process the equation. Not as output instructions for the plugboard.

Of course I could also be totally wrong.
That's what I suspected at first, but the fact that it works fine if the book is part of a series suggests that its my syntax which is the problem.
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Does
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