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Old 12-29-2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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Add books to Calibre

Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if this has been asked before... sorry if it has.

I want to add my book files to Calibre but don't want to sit there for half a day changing the metadata.

My books are filenamed:

Author - Series Series Number - Title

Example

J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter 1 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

I see in Calibre you can change the way files are added however I can't seem to figure out the specific string I need.

You help would be most appreciated.

Thank you
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:50 AM   #2
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J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter 1 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
tisk tisk... i dont recall this ever being released as an ebook

As for you question I would have to venture the answer to be yes...
You would have to edit the expression to suit your needs though I have no idea on how to do it. There is a link there that has reference expressions that you can use...

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Thanks but that's the part where I'm stuck...

Also own the hardback versions of the HP series so feel justified in downloading ebook versions after paying out over £60 for 7 books.
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Thanks but that's the part where I'm stuck...
This will do it for you:

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^((?P<author>([^\-_0-9]+)(?=\s*-\s*)(?!\s*-\s*[0-9.]+)|\b))(\s*-\s*)?((?P<series>[^0-9\-]+)(\s*-\s*)?(?P<series_index>[0-9.]+)\s*-\s*)?(?P<title>[^\-_0-9]+)
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Thanks but that's the part where I'm stuck...

Also own the hardback versions of the HP series so feel justified in downloading ebook versions after paying out over £60 for 7 books.
Oh, I am not hating I feel the same way
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Thanks Starson that's sorted it

I would never have figured that out
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