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Old 01-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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Is there an easy way to replicate an existing library structure?

I work with a lot of multiple libraries as offshoots of the main library or as temporary housekeeping libraries. Some I create and only use for a few days. Is there an easy way to replicate the structure of the main library when I create the new libraries so that they always contain the exact custom columns of the main library? I have 5-6 custom columns so recreating them each time from scratch with a new library is not fun. I notice that if the custom columns are not in the new library, any data in those columns are lost when transferring a book from the main to the new library.

Would copying a certain db file from the main library over to the new library achieve this?
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I work with a lot of multiple libraries as offshoots of the main library or as temporary housekeeping libraries. Some I create and only use for a few days. Is there an easy way to replicate the structure of the main library when I create the new libraries so that they always contain the exact custom columns of the main library? I have 5-6 custom columns so recreating them each time from scratch with a new library is not fun. I notice that if the custom columns are not in the new library, any data in those columns are lost when transferring a book from the main to the new library.

Would copying a certain db file from the main library over to the new library achieve this?
That is an option after you choose Create/New (arrow next to Library Icon)
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D'oh! Nevermind. Just poked around and saw the option to do this under "Switch/Create Library"

Never saw this before and had been manually re-creating custom columns in new libraries!
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ducks, I just saw it, thanks! For the longest time I was just recreating the custom columns manually in each library!
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ducks, I just saw it, thanks! For the longest time I was just recreating the custom columns manually in each library!
I recently discovered this creating a New Library to document my wife's paper TN collection (and to store e-books for the K4 (hers), again TN's )
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