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Old 07-11-2013, 08:38 AM   #1
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Changing order of Name and Surname in Name tag

I get books from various sources, some have the name tag filled normally with "Name Surname" while others come with the name tag containing "Surname, Name".

Is there a simple way, using the metadata bulk edit, to re-order the contents of the name tag for those which are the wrong way round ?

And similarly, is there a simple way to change all the "NAME SURNAME" to "Name Surname" ?

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Old 07-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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Solved !

Search books on author:"," and Select all.
Then go to Edit Metadata in Bulk, Search and Replace, choose the Search Mode: Regular Expression, the Search Field: Author, then input Search For: for (.*),(.*) and Replace With: \2 \1

It will still need some cleaning-up for those few
Authors who had more than one comma in the field...
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:26 AM   #3
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Search books on author:"," and Select all.
Then go to Edit Metadata in Bulk, Search and Replace, choose the Search Mode: Regular Expression, the Search Field: Author, then input Search For: for (.*),(.*) and Replace With: \2 \1

It will still need some cleaning-up for those few
Authors who had more than one comma in the field...


This has helped me with 5000+ books!
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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And I found that for those books where the author is on the lines of :
name, first-name & other-name, other-first-name
The above recipe deals separately with each side of the & sign and properly returns
first-name name & other-first-name other-name
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