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Old 05-31-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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Genre to Collections

Hey Folks!

I am using calibre to manage my sony reader.

I have setup a Genre column like explained here.

Is is possible to turn the genres into collections on the sony reader? I have managed to get tags, aba, abt, etc working, but not my hierarchical genres. I am not using tags because I am downloading metadata and there are just too many tags to be useful...

Any suggestions?

p.s. anybody know why the calible tutorial sets the Genre field with the technial name #genre instead of just genre?
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:03 AM   #2
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p.s. anybody know why the calible tutorial sets the Genre field with the technial name #genre instead of just genre?
That bit is easy to answer - the fact the field name starts with # means that it is a custom column.
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Is is possible to turn the genres into collections on the sony reader? I have managed to get tags, aba, abt, etc working, but not my hierarchical genres. I am not using tags because I am downloading metadata and there are just too many tags to be useful...

Any suggestions?
Put #genre in the box where you put aba and abt.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:37 AM   #4
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thanks for the replies...

I've tried both these, but no luck.

#genre

series, #genre, abt:All by Title, aba:All by Author

Maybe I have to just bite the bullet and work with tags....
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It does work. I use it all the time on my 300.

Is the name of your column really #genre? What do you see when you hover your mouse over the column heading? You should see 'The lookup/search name is "#genre"'. Check the spelling carefully. It must exactly match what you are putting in the series box.

What have you set "metadata management" to? That configuration item is in preferences -> sending books to device. If you are letting calibre manage collections (you are *not* manually creating them), then automatic is generally best for Sonys.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:02 AM   #6
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they work

thanks chaley,

it works now.

The key was automatic metadata management.

Might also be that I removed the spaces in the comma separated list.
eg. series,#genre,...

Cheers!
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