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Old 10-21-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Reminder: Merge notes before renaming files

It appears that notes and links are tied to the filename of documents. This means that if you rename a document, all notes/scribbles will no longer exist. You'll have to merge everything before changing the name.

This is a disappointment with the new contentlister. I like to have my documents neatly organized and labeled. There's no rename functionality built into the device. It also explains why they want you to manage it with the companion software instead of working directly with the file system.
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It would be nicer still to have a merge function built into the DR. The companion software does nothing that explorer or Finder can't do except merge & create templates/documents.
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It would be nicer still to have a merge function built into the DR. The companion software does nothing that explorer or Finder can't do except merge & create templates/documents.
Agreed 100%. I've always found the companion software to be pretty useless.

We'll have to wait until the SDK is released to see what we can do.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:29 PM   #4
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There's no rename functionality built into the device. It also explains why they want you to manage it with the companion software instead of working directly with the file system.
But
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echo "update file_metadata set filename = '$2' where filename = '$1';" | sqlite3 metadata.db
does the trick, when $1 is the old filename and $2 the new.

I was very sceptial about the move from XML to Sqlite3, but it's very easy to encapsulate stuff like that in small scripts and stop worrying. Much easier than waiting for a reader to play around with, that is.

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Very useful, thanks!

I'll admit I've never worked much with sqlite. I guess it's time to learn.
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