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Old 10-12-2013, 11:50 PM   #1
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Virtual Libraries "broken" in v 1.6?

Broken is probably too strong a word, but after installing 1.6 just now it would seem that virtual libraries no longer takes account of custom metadata. I have a custom column labelled MetaSeries and have used the labels there to create several virtual libraries, but after upgrading none of them contain any books when selected.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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I recently encountered the same thing but in my case I had renamed a custom column which also is used in my virtual lib criteria. Might that be the reason here too?

FYI: My virtual libraries are also based on custom columns and still showing content
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Go back to 1.5. This is a bug in 1.6 that (I think) should be fixed witht he next release.
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FYI: My virtual libraries are also based on custom columns and still showing content
Some of mine are too, but only where the title, series or tags share something with the custom metadata.

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Go back to 1.5. This is a bug in 1.6 that (I think) should be fixed witht he next release.
That's the easiest solution of course. For the time being I don't particularly need to use the virtual libraries though, so I'll probably just wait for the next release.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:20 AM   #5
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V1.7 is out, but virtual libraries is still broken in terms of taking into account custom metadata.

Oh well, 1.8 is probably not far away and in the meantime it's still not crucial.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:46 AM   #6
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There is no bug that affects virtual libraries int his or any release. The bug in 1.6 affected people using the new marked books functionality and had nothing to do with virtual libraries.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:03 AM   #7
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What's the matter then, I wonder? Like I said in the first post:

"I have a custom column labelled MetaSeries and have used the labels there to create several virtual libraries, but after upgrading none of them contain any books when selected."

To take one example all my Warhammer 40K books are tagged as such in a custom field named "MetaSeries". In V1.5 I could select the virtual library "Warhammer 40K" and only they would be shown. In V1.6 and the current V1.7 only books with "Warhammer 40K" in the title and/or ordinary tags end up being shown.
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You are probably using an incorrect search expression. Hover your mouse over the column header to learn what column name to use to search a particular column. Make the search work as a normal search first and then create the virtual library from that search.
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Thanks Kovid, I'll try that a bit later on and report back. Right now I'm very overdue for going to bed.
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I decided to loose a few minutes more of sleep....

The search term #metaseries:"Warhammer 40K" was what I needed. I assume the virtual library function has simply been tweaked a little then, since before "Warhammer 40K" alone was all that was needed.

Thanks again Kovid, all is once again right with the world.
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