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Old 03-18-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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Naming conventions

Most of the titles I add to Calibre start out as "author - subject - title".
When it imports to Calibre it adds the subject to the author instead of to the title. Could someone tell me how and where to fix this. I have had no success tweaking stuff so far. I hope this is clearer to read than it looks.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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Is that the filename? If so, go to preferences->adding books.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:13 AM   #3
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I have tried many ways of setting this up in preferences >adding books. Regular Expression Syntax is not my long suit, medium suit or even short suit. Would you know how to do the expression that would put both " - " dashes on the Title side of the name?
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:34 AM   #4
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There's an introduction available for regular expressions, if you're interested. As for your problem, try the following:
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(?P<authors>.*?) - (?P<title>.*? - .*?)
A note: This doesn't copy the first dash over into the title field, but only uses it to find the beginning of the title. I'm assuming that's what you wanted?
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:50 PM   #5
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Thank you for the suggestion Manchean. I tried it and it didn't quite work out for me.
With one - after author I got Unkown Author - Title.
On books with two - in title I get Unkown First part of title and the - . I think Regular Expressions are beyond me. The more I experiment with them the worse I get. It doesn't mean I am going to quit trying though. I have the willpower if not the brain for it.
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:11 PM   #6
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Hm. I tested this one with the plain string on Python, so it should work in Calibre.
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(?P<author>.*?) - (?P<title>.*)

Last edited by Manichean; 03-20-2011 at 03:15 PM. Reason: Fixed regex, should've checked lookup names in the first place.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:44 PM   #7
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Thank you Manchean. The second one works perfectly. I tried a bunch of stuff I wrote very similar to this (but not the same) and they failed miserably. I have added your line and now I won't have to keep editing the file name as I put it in and out of Calibre.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:16 PM   #8
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Glad to help.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:49 AM   #9
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I have re-read my messages and find it amazing that you could figure out what I was looking for from them. They are sketchy at best.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:28 AM   #10
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You get some experience after being a forum regular Actually, it wasn't hard to figure out- the only part I had to guess at was that you were trying to read metadata from filenames.
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