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Old 03-21-2011, 08:52 AM   #106
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:14 AM   #107
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okay, it sounds like the process to add the books in a controlled manner works best. I only have some 600 books in my library and only add stuff manually, convert it manually and check the result. Maybe i just stay with this approach right now. If I really get bitten by my learn python virus I maybe start with this duplicate detection thing.

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Old 03-25-2011, 06:22 PM   #108
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Hello, I am new to this forum, so hope I have the correct thread for this. I love Caibre and have been using it for about 2 years. I load my books individually, but I have a suggestion for a future enhancement.

I sometimes have a title that is a duplicate, but it is by a different author, for example I have 3 books 'The Game', all different books. When I get the duplicate warning box & click on details, could it show me the title & author of the ones already in my library? Then I would know if I wanted to load the duplicate.

It only shows me the title, so I have to tell it not to add the duplicate, search the library for the title to see if this is the same book I already have just in a different format. Then when I see this is a different author, I have to restart loading the book again & tell it to add the duplicate. Seeing the title & author in the duplicate warning details would make this easier & quicker.

Thanks, and sorry if this question is already answered somewhere else. I have some other questions, but will start with this one.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:49 PM   #109
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@ackleybj - Welcome to the Calibre forums.

Firstly, you are quite correct that if you do not have the automerge feature turned on, then Calibre treats anything with the same title as a possible duplicate, regardless of the author. I 100% agree that displaying the author with the title would make it easier to understand when you have a false positive being reported. I would suggest that you raise a feature request on the Calibre bug tracker, and hopefully Kovid or someone will either make the change or respond otherwise.

The second thing I would add is that have you considered looking at turning on the Automerge functionality, in Preferences->Adding books. Many posts in this thread have discussed this in detail (particularly the changes made to the features you have with it now). What this will give you is a duplicate detection based on authors being identical. You can choose from the dropdown what you want to do when it does detect such a duplicate. You might find this option significantly reduces the manual steps that you deal with currently.

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Old 03-25-2011, 07:35 PM   #110
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Thanks, kiwidude. Excellent suggestion. I made the change in preferences. Don't have any current known duplicates to load & test this out. I have never added in bulk. I do have many books to load as a result of eBook week. Maybe I will try the bulk load in controlled groups. I usually tweak the tags & sometimes there is additional description content that doesn't come in, as well as sometimes missing covers and adding ratings. So have always done them individually & compare results to the site I loaded from.

I am now going to look for the correct thread for author sort issues.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #111
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Cool, hope it does what you are looking for. Just a small note - it doesn't apply only to adding stuff in bulk. Even adding just a single book format will apply the automerge functionality once you have it enabled.

Ahh author sort. I've expressed my opinions enough on other threads on that topic. Good luck, there are plenty of threads for you to search for, it is a (too) common discussion topic.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:45 PM   #112
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kiwidude, Can't believe I already had to load a duplicate title /new author & worked like a charm. No false duplicate warning. (no surprise to you, of course) Thanks a bunch.

So far no one has responded to my author sort question, so maybe tomorrow I will look for your posts on it. Right now got to catch up on my book loading that wasn't getting done while reading these threads.
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