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Old 02-19-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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Genre Column and Sorting

I have over 4000 books and I have downloaded the metadata for them, from say Amazon. In the Tag field I can see Genre information but I cannot get the Tag field into my newly created Genre, advised from the wiki: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/sub_groups.html

Ideally, I would like to re-download metadata and have the Genre field automatically filled in. Is this possible?
I thought I already had my library with a Genre column/field automatically fill, however, after an update I seem to have lost it. I am now questioning myself . Is there a addin that I may have added in my previous version that is not there now?

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Old 02-19-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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I have over 4000 books and I have downloaded the metadata for them, from say Amazon. In the Tag field I can see Genre information but I cannot get the Tag field into my newly created Genre, advised from the wiki: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/sub_groups.html

Ideally, I would like to re-download metadata and have the Genre field automatically filled in. Is this possible?
I thought I already had my library with a Genre column/field automatically fill, however, after an update I seem to have lost it. I am now questioning myself . Is there a addin that I may have added in my previous version that is not there now?

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AFAIK this is NOT automatic

1)search/filter so only those books with you tag to be made into a Genre are showing.
2) Select All (ctrl-A)
3) Tap 'E' (bulk Metadata edit)
4) switch to the Custom Column tab
5) Type in the assigned Genre into the Genre (column) box

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But is there no way of setting up function/script to auto add/move Tag data into the Genre feild?

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But is there no way of setting up function/script to auto add/move Tag data into the Genre feild?

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There is No scripting built in to Calibre, only lots of python based tools to roll your own with
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Bulk edit search & replace (in regexp mode) permits you to copy the tags to any column you want. However, if you want to copy specific tags, things are more complicated. Theducks solution works well in this case. Alternatively, and if at least one book already has the genre you are working with (in the genre field), then you can use drag & drop to add that genre to a selection of books. Select the books and drag them onto the genre in the tags browser.
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