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Old 05-29-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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I have Calibre 0.8.3 and the Ectaco JetBook 5" eReader. I have created a custom column for Genre as outlined in the Tutorial. Genre is in hierarcical format, i.e. "Genre.sub-genre" as per the Tutorial. The JetBook recognizes FB2 books as "author lastname, firstname_title". My current Save templete looks like this: "{#genre:subitems(0,1)||/}/{series}/{author_sort}_{series}{series_index:>3s} {title}". So Far - So Good, But there are 2 problems:

first, Calibre saves books to the Genre directory, creates the sub-grenre directory and then saves the book in a series directory in the Genre directory - not in the sub-genre directory;

second, if there is no series the filename saved has a space in front of the title which I don't want.

Any solution to this?
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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second, if there is no series the filename saved has a space in front of the title which I don't want.
Looking at your template, I see a space between your series info and the title. That space will, of course, still be there when the series info is not set. Try using
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{#genre:subitems(0,1)||/}/{series}/{author_sort}_{series}{series_index:>3s|| }{title}
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first, Calibre saves books to the Genre directory, creates the sub-grenre directory and then saves the book in a series directory in the Genre directory - not in the sub-genre directory;
Nice to see someone trying to use subitems. I wasn't sure that anyone cared.

Your template says to create a directory named by the genre, then create a directory named by the series inside that directory. Your text implies that you want a directory named by genre, then another directory named by subgenre, then the series.

To do what I think your text says (combined with Manichean's suggestion), try
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{#genre:subitems(0,1)||/}{#genre:subitems(1,2)||/}{series}/{author_sort}_{series}{series_index:>3s|| }{title}
This template should create a directory for the top-level genre if it exists, create a second level for a second-level genre if it exists, then the series if it exists, and so on.

FYI: the template editor in the next release shows a preview of the value produced by the template for the current book (the book selected before editing the template).

One way to play with templates with far less pain is to create a 'play' composite column (column made from other columns), then use F2 to edit the template for this column. No send-to-device or restarts are required, and you see the results immediately on the library view. F2 opens the template editor. Once you are happy, delete the column or (what I do) hide it.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:26 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys, it works great now - appreciate the quick response.
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