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Old 05-11-2012, 12:30 PM   #240
BensonBear began at the beginning.
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Originally Posted by aliali47 View Post
Benson Bear: Thanks for taking the time out to suggest a way around the metadata. But a) I don't know what / where the sqlite database
It is in .kobo/KoboReader.sqlite. If you are going to mess around with shelves, you should make a backup copy of this database in case the shelves mess it up. They are not a supported feature at current.

But how does it extract the title if the information isn't already there? How will it know which words in the file name belong to the author, and which to the title? Would this involve typing the author and file name again?
That is why I asked for your filename format. I would assume (and hope) you put them in some regular format that it would be possible to extra the information from automatically. For example mine are in the form author-date-title-origin.filetype. But the title is in a debased form in all lower case with no punctuation so it would not give a perfect solution.

That's true, but I'm talking about finding a document within a scholarly library. Kobo boasted that the device could carry a thousand ebooks (up to 30,000 with the SD card, not that I would need that many) so I thought it fair to assume that it would have a decent organising system ready to use.
All that is needed is a way to easily locate a document you want to read. The search is not so good but should be good enough. The improvement I suggested is very easy and would make it good enough without having to do the organizing, which is an open ended issue.

Why not enable it to recognise user defined folders? My mp3 player has the option to use folders or the metadata. Would it have been hard for a company like Kobo to enable that?
No but it's kind of an ugly solution that does not fit a high level user metaphor like shelves, and this latter would take more work. I know from experience that when a problem is open ended, it can be hard to just do a little on it.

Wishful thinking. Kobo has a page on the site and nine months ago a Kobo rep said that organising capabilities were under consideration by the development team. We're still waiting for that, but luckily we can now post about what we're reading on facebook.
Organizing is no where near as crucial a feature as being able to read a pdf with some ease. So it is far worse imo that they have not done this. It is, really, a travesty.

I assume you are being sarcastic about the facebook capabilities! (And another rather stupid thing is the Reading Life and the ability to tell everyone about how many books you have read).

I did not know about that get satisfaction site. I will look there although it seems to have a rather quixotic name.

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