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Old 10-22-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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Can't get Hierarchy (subgroups) to work

I'm not having success getting hierarchy tags to work (as described here: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/sub_groups.html) on 1.7. This is the first time I've ever tried custom columns or hierarchies.

On my one library that has been around for quite sometime (probably back to 0.8 or so) I can't get it to work.

On a whim I installed a brand new 1.7 instance on a machine that has never had Calibre. Imported some books and created the same column as described no the web page. Created a few tags and things work as expected.

On my machine that doesn't work I just get a single-level list of tags like this:
history.general
history.military

etc.

Any ideas of troubleshooting before starting from scratch with a new library?

Follow-up question: what does the # mean in front of a user-defined column (#genre).
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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The '#' distinguishes the column as a custom column as opposed to a factory installed (e.g. title) column - you can't edit or delete factory installed columns.

It may mean other things too, but I think that's the 'gist' of it.

I can't help you with your main issue - genre works for me (to the extent that I use it - which isn't much), I think I created it when I was running 0.8.nn.

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I'd use the genre more if I could preload it, maybe from a standard reference source.
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Did another test and created a brand new library on the problem machine. Exact same (bad) behavior. Same version of Calibre on both machines (1.7)...

I'll probably try a full uninstall of Calibre and install from scratch to see if that makes a difference...
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Did another test and created a brand new library on the problem machine. Exact same (bad) behavior. Same version of Calibre on both machines (1.7)...

I'll probably try a full uninstall of Calibre and install from scratch to see if that makes a difference...
Did you Make the required Preference settings to declare which fields were Hierarchical?

Preferences: Look and Feel: Tag Browser: <comma separated field names>

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series,tags
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Did you Make the required Preference settings to declare which fields were Hierarchical?

Preferences: Look and Feel: Tag Browser: <comma separated field names>

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series,tags
Yep - got that step on both tries.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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stupid hunch as this shouldn't really matter. Check the regional settings, both using a period as decimal separator?
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Update: I deleted my settings folder (\users\[me]\appdata) essentially starting from scratch and created a new library. The problem went away.

So I have something buried in my settings that is causing a problem. If I can figure out how to save all my recipe download settings I'll probably just go ahead and start over.
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Update: I deleted my settings folder (\users\[me]\appdata) essentially starting from scratch and created a new library. The problem went away.

So I have something buried in my settings that is causing a problem. If I can figure out how to save all my recipe download settings I'll probably just go ahead and start over.
You can save/restore each sub folder in settings seperatly in many cases.
Plugins, keep their settings in the PI folder

What I am trying to say, is you don't always need to nuke the entire settings structure to get happiness
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:13 PM   #9
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Hierarchy issue: where to find the settings folder?

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Update: I deleted my settings folder (\users\[me]\appdata) essentially starting from scratch and created a new library. The problem went away.

So I have something buried in my settings that is causing a problem. If I can figure out how to save all my recipe download settings I'll probably just go ahead and start over.
I have the same problem, and I am trying to find the settings folder u mentioned in order to delete it....any hint? (running Linux Mint)

Thanks a lot, and sorry for my ignorance
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I have the same problem, and I am trying to find the settings folder u mentioned in order to delete it....any hint? (running Linux Mint)

Thanks a lot, and sorry for my ignorance
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Click Preferences->Miscellaneous->Open configuration directory and the configuration directory (folder) should open in your file system viewer (Nautilus, Krusader, etc)

Plugins are in the <configuration folder>.plugins folder, plugin settings are often stored in <plugin name>.json files, eg "Count Pages.json"

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Click Preferences->Miscellaneous->Open configuration directory and the configuration directory (folder) should open in your file system viewer (Nautilus, Krusader, etc)

Plugins are in the <configuration folder>.plugins folder, plugin settings are often stored in <plugin name>.json files, eg "Count Pages.json"

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Thank you very much. The issue is that I cant find the specific file mentioned : settings folder (\users\[me]\appdata)
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Thank you very much. The issue is that I cant find the specific file mentioned : settings folder (\users\[me]\appdata)
That is the folder on Windows.

linux computers, such as Mint, will store it in "/home/<username>/.config/calibre"
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I cant find it there then...
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@interkulti

Click Preferences->Miscellaneous->Open configuration directory and the configuration directory (folder) should open in your file system viewer (Nautilus, Krusader, etc)

Plugins are in the <configuration folder>.plugins folder, plugin settings are often stored in <plugin name>.json files, eg "Count Pages.json"

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The .config folder is a hidden folder. The calibre option to open the configuration folder will open it directly, so you don't have to look for it.
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I found the config folder, but I dont see in plugins or anywhere else that file..
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