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Old 08-03-2010, 07:34 PM   #1
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Changing input fields

I am a new user of Calibre so if this problem has been solved elsewhere please point me in the write direction.

My ebook data is structured as follows:

Root folder
Author folder
author - ebook title

As you can see this results in the author inputted as title and the title as the author. Is there a way to get the program to read the files names in reverse order
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Yes. You go to Preferences | Add/Save | Adding books.

Activate "Read metadata only from file name" and change the "Regular expression" that specifies exactly how to interpret the different parts of the filename.

Try this:

(?P<author>[^_]+) - (?P<title>.+)

If you test this, make sure to enter the whole filename as test string, including the file extension. (.lit/.epub etc)

You can also read the filenames as they are, and later swap author/title when you edit metadata for a book. There is a button for that purpose.

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Thank you for the reply. This is just what I was looking for.
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