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Old 09-11-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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Question Vanishing Changes in Library Metadata

Hi Kovid,

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.4.83 under XP.SP2 (german) with PRS-505, newest firmware

I have the following problem (I can't reproduce it, because I always saw the change only when it already happened):

- I import books (rtf, pdf, whatever) to the library
- I change the metadata from the "guessed one" to the correct one
- [I do some things like plug and unplug device, copy stuff to device etc.)

=> All of a sudden, all the metadata (only in the library, not the device) is changed back to the original (guessed) ones. Inconvenient.


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Old 09-11-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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That's weird. I cant think of anything that would cause this to happen. Try the following:

1. Add a book
2. Change the metadata
3. Sort on the titles (i.e. by clicking the word title)
4. Now see if the metadata has changed back to the guessed version
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:46 AM   #3
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Dear Kovid,

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thank you so much for your quick anwer. THAT is the kind of service that some companies that charge huge amounts of money for SLAs should provide. Kudos!
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Concernimg my problem: I'll try this tonight at home (still at work) and let you know the result(s).

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Old 09-14-2008, 12:15 PM   #4
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Hi Kovid,

i tried to reproduce - no avail.
I added files, changed metadata, converted, copied to device, sorted and re-sorted....

The problem did not occur again.

I'll keep you posted.

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Glad to hear it.
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The closest I've seen to this is that when I make changes while a filter is being used and then cancel the search, calibre doesn't always show the changes in the original view unless I quit and restart it. No data gets lost, it just confuses itself briefly
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The closest I've seen to this is that when I make changes while a filter is being used and then cancel the search, calibre doesn't always show the changes in the original view unless I quit and restart it. No data gets lost, it just confuses itself briefly
You can force a refresh by sorting on some column.
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Thanks, hadn't noticed that yet, I do try to avoid changing the sorting in general though due to the slowness on my machine (about 10-15 secs or so)
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