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Old 01-08-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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Search & Replace - Regular expression

Hi Folks,
I have 181 books I want to change the title of each book by Prepending the tag {Series} to {title}

e.g. I start with

Original Title: This is the first book
which is book 1 of series 'Test' and end up with

New Title: Test [1] This is the first book

I have searched the forum and the Manual (for 'sub' and Prepend etc) but can't work out what I need.

Any suggestions - I started to do the changes by hand, but there is so many, and this is just the 1st set of many too.
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You use search & replace, found in bulk metadata edit.

It can be done in one step by using S/R in regular expression mode. The trick is to use a template as the source field and prepend that to the title. See the attached screenshot for what to put, where.
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That did the trick. Thanks.

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