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Old 10-22-2013, 08:00 AM   #1
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Request: new field/table for characters

I would like to suggest a new field (or table) to register the main characters in a book.

Some writers have a serie of books about one or more persons, for example Robert Crais, writing about Joe Pike, Elvis Cole, Carol Starkey. In some books a combination of those three appear.

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Old 10-22-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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You can add as many new fields as you want via Preferences->Add your own columns
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You can add as many new fields as you want via Preferences->Add your own columns
Thanks for your answer!

I've used this feature, but then I would have to create multiple fields for the same purpose. (in my example 3 fields because I have 3 characters).

Or did I miss something?

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You can put all three characters into a single field, just like a book can have multiple authors in the authors field.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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ah... then I must doing something wrong.

Because when i put "Child, Lee & Connelly, Michael & Slaughter, Karin" in authors they are seperated in the labelbrowser. And that's what I like !

But when i put "Elvis Cole & Joe Pike" in the new field, they are not seperated in the labelbrowser and shown as "Elvis Cole & Joe Pike"

So what is wrong here?

btw, thanks again for your quick responses!!

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When you are creating the column you need click the Authors link in the create column dialog so that it creates a column that behaves like the builtin authors column.
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That's it !! Perfect !

Thanks a lot.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:21 AM   #8
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I do have one additional question to this topic,
Is it also possible to create a new text field/column, which is not displayed in the tag browser?
I want to create a field "Aternative Title", in which, for example, I can store the title of the book in another language.
Of course I can use the columntype "'text, column shown in tag browser" and then I can hide it in the GUI, but I cannot hide it in the website/content server, or can I?

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You can hide any field you like from the tag browser by right clicking it and from the contnet server via Preferences->Tweaks
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:03 AM   #10
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thanks,

I cannot get this working for the content server.

I've put these lines in the tweaks:
content_server_will_display = ['*']
content_server_wont_display = ['#alttitle']

It seems to be working only when you start the content server from the GUI.

But these tweaks does not apply when I'm starting it from the commandline (which I do) ?

Is there another way to hide choices in content-server when it is started from commandline?

EDIT: Forget this msg, I've put this in a new tread in another, more appropriate forum called devices.

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