|01-14-2011, 03:47 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Fixing your library: A few How-to in Search & Replace
I ran into some problems with my Calibre library. I had 12,000 reports & books, and 3 thou authors (which should had been less than a thousand). The author and title fields were completely messed up. I needed to clean them to get a better grasp of my library. It was taking me a hell of a long time doing it manually. So, I studied the program a little and posted a few questions in the forum. A very special user, chaley, came to my rescue and I was able to organize my huge library in a single day (Thanks again chaley). Thus, I would like to share my specific problems and the solutions for others to benefit.
Problem 1: Rearrange Authors.
Several authors were in the form: Lastname, Firstname, which is not needed by caliber since automatically sorts by last name. Thus, I wanted them as Firstname Lastname.
How to correct these occurrences in your library?
Problem 2: Cleaning the Title.
Several titles have .txt or .doc or .lit or .v1, etc. at the end, which prevents fetching the metadata from internet.
How can you get rid of this nuisance?
Several titles (or authors) fields have the series information, which prevent you from fetching the metadata.
Generally the information is different. I provide 2 examples:
1st Example: Series index has one digit.
The Mean Nutmeg - Stories of Past 1
The Idiot King -Biosaga 5
The Pink Sock - Underwear Tales 9... and so on.
So, how do you carve out the series information from the title field into the series field?
2nd Example: Series index has two digits.
The Numen - Stories of Past 12
The Idiot King -Saga of After 21
The Pink Sock - Tales 12... and so on.
So, you change a little your search and replace notation to:
I suggest you check the following links:
I hope this is useful.
Last edited by flopis; 01-15-2011 at 03:38 PM. Reason: Improve it.
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