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Old 11-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #1
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Troubleshooting a Save Template.

I have two questions about a save template I am using.

The template is:
{#read}/{author_sort:re(&.*,)}/{series}/{series} {series_index:0>3s| | - }{title}/{title}

and it seems to be working fairly well. But when author has initials for a first name, e.g., J.K. Rowling then the path name becomes Rowling, J.K_ as opposed to Rowling, J.K.

Is there anyway to fix that?

Question the second...
Am I going to run into major issues with having periods and commas in my path? I am mainly using this on PC and an iPad. If so, is there a way to make it "LAST First" instead of "Last, First" and remove the periods but only when I save to disk?

Thanks so much!

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Old 11-24-2012, 04:40 AM   #2
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I have two questions about a save template I am using.

The template is:
{#read}/{author_sort:re(&.*,)}/{series}/{series} {series_index:0>3s| | - }{title}/{title}

and it seems to be working fairly well. But when author has initials for a first name, e.g., J.K. Rowling then the path name becomes Rowling, J.K_ as opposed to Rowling, J.K.

Is there anyway to fix that?
No. Periods are not allowed at the end of a file name.
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Question the second...
Am I going to run into major issues with having periods and commas in my path? I am mainly using this on PC and an iPad. If so, is there a way to make it "LAST First" instead of "Last, First" and remove the periods but only when I save to disk?
Ignoring the uppercase LAST, you can remove the commas the same way you are removing the additional authors.
Code:
{#read}/{author_sort:re(\,|&.*,)}/{series}/{series} {series_index:0>3s|  | - }{title}/{title}
If you really want "LAST First" you will need a much more complicated template that uses general program mode. You would first remove the additional authors, then split the remaining author into two parts around the comma, then uppercase the first part, then recombine the two parts together. The final step would be to insert the computed author name into the right spot in the rest of the template. This isn't a trivial process.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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Wonderful. Thanks so much.

I did some testing with my devices and they really don't seem to mind the comma, so I've decided to leave it in but strip the periods in the initials.

The final (for the moment) template came out to be:

Code:
{#read}/{author_sort:re(\.|&.*,)}/{series:||/}{series|| }{series_index:0>3s|  | - }{title}/{title}
My next question is a little more problematic (and programmatic). Is there a way to only include the
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{series|| }{series_index:0>3s|  | - }{title}/
portion if there are more than 1 book in the series?

For example, I have quite a few books that are parts of series that I only have one book in. I don't need the extra level of "/Series 01- Title/"

I don't know python, but I assume we could do something like a loop through a {series} counting the {series_index} and if the count is greater than 1, include "{series|| }{series_index:0>3s| | - }{title}/" else leave it blank?
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For example, I have quite a few books that are parts of series that I only have one book in. I don't need the extra level of "/Series 01- Title/"

Have you found out how to make this?
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For example, I have quite a few books that are parts of series that I only have one book in. I don't need the extra level of "/Series 01- Title/"

Have you found out how to make this?
I do not think that this will be at all easy. As far as I know the Save template only has access to information about the current book.
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I do not think that this will be at all easy. As far as I know the Save template only has access to information about the current book.

Only 1 is a common occurrence in my Library.
Sometimes it is the first book of a series that did not fly

Sometimes it is the last book that is the only one in e-edition, but I usually have 'Empty books' for the ones in my paper library.

Sometimes I did not flag a book belonging to a series because IT WAS NOT LISTED at the time of purchase. (just happened to me with: Carousel Tides)
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