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Old 02-21-2014, 06:43 AM   #1
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Calibre Bulk edit Mode says Search/Replace invalid when it is not even used

Every time I Use "Edit Metadata in Bulk" option and have specified all the changes to the metadata and even if there is no changes when I click either "Apply" or "OK", the following shows up:

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calibre, version 1.25.0
ERROR: Search/replace invalid: Search pattern is invalid: You must specify a search expression in the "Search for" field
So, I checked up on Search/Replace and found out that I haven't even touched it. So what am I doing wrong that is not working.
Help?

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Old 02-21-2014, 07:25 AM   #2
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https://bugs.launchpad.net/calibre/+bug/1282898
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:04 PM   #3
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It looks like this bugfix has broken bulk replace when the field is empty. Fir instance, I'm attempting to do bulk changes to the identifiers field to add a "volume" identifier to mulitple comic books, and it is not letting me make this change since the field is blank; if I leave the "search for" field blank, it won't apply it at all, and if I put something in the "search for" field I won't get a text match since the tag doesn't currently exist.

Could you set some "wildcard" value or something so it'll replace anything found in a particular field? That should get by this issue,...
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:38 PM   #4
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Thank you for the fix. I'd solved it using a saved search which did nothing but this is better.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:26 PM   #5
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:06 PM   #6
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:11 PM   #7
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:12 PM   #8
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Do I re-download Calibre and re-install? i'm not sure how to update from the Thinkpad site?
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:22 PM   #9
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Do I re-download Calibre and re-install? i'm not sure how to update from the Thinkpad site?
Thinkpad is the trademark of Lenovo

Launchpad is a Open Source developers site

Usually it is Next release unless you run from source

In this case, I think Kovid did a rebuild of the current release.
Uninstall and download a fresh copy of V1.25
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That doesn't appear to work.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:23 PM   #11
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I think I just figured it out, it looks like you have to change "search mode" from "character match" to "regular expression".
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