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Old 03-02-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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I have a problem with Calibre.
By default, Calibre accepts a maximum of 4 numbers as volume, i.e. volume 1234.

But unfortunately, I have a collection from a publisher with numbers starting with 00001 to current approx. 35000.
This does not mean, that they published 35.000 book, but numbers 1-5000 are for example Love-stories, 5001-10000 Action, 10001-20000 Science Fiction etc.

How can I solve the problem to include the volume numbers in my Calibre collection?

Thanks for your sopport.

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I have a problem with Calibre.
By default, Calibre accepts a maximum of 4 numbers as volume, i.e. volume 1234.

But unfortunately, I have a collection from a publisher with numbers starting with 00001 to current approx. 35000.
This does not mean, that they published 35.000 book, but numbers 1-5000 are for example Love-stories, 5001-10000 Action, 10001-20000 Science Fiction etc.

How can I solve the problem to include the volume numbers in my Calibre collection?

Thanks for your sopport.

Vauh
Create your own custom (numeric) column (Preferences Interface ), the populate (on Import) with a custom colum Regex expression (sorry, I am no help at this part )
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Create your own custom (numeric) column (Preferences Interface ), the populate (on Import) with a custom colum Regex expression (sorry, I am no help at this part )
1) Kovid might look favorably on an enhancement to increase the series limit up from 4 digits. That might be the best approach.

2) I don't think you can import directly into a custom column. The format would be: (?P<#customcolumn1>.+) in the Adding regex but that will give you a bad character message.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:14 PM   #5
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Thats just a limit of the control in the dialog. Will be removed in the next release.
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I am glad to read that, Kovid.
Thank you very much.

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