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Old 10-26-2020, 12:47 PM   #1
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Adding "Comments" as a custom column

How do I add comments as a custom column. So I can check to make sure the books have their descriptions?

(What I mean by comments in case it was not clear)
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:53 PM   #2
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This'll display the HTML code though. Don't know if there's much to be done about it.

Searching comments:false will also get you books with no comments.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:58 PM   #3
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See the section, "Why doesn't calibre have a column for foo?"

https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq.html#id34

I recently added a column similar to what you want and made it a Yes/No column. I wish there was a way (or I knew how to set it up) to have it toggle this to Yes when I download the metadata for the comments.

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Old 10-26-2020, 01:02 PM   #4
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See the section, "Why doesn't calibre have a column for foo?"

https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq.html#id34

I recently added a column for what you want and made it a Yes/No column. I wish there was a way (or I knew how to set it up) to have it toggle this to Yes when I download the metadata for the comments.
Try this for a comp column, and set "Show checkmarks":

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	test(field('comments'), 'Yes', '')
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Old 10-26-2020, 01:25 PM   #5
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Note that there's probably a nicer template that uses the "new "if/else/then" functions. I just had that one handy.
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies so quickly! You guys are amazing!

So for anyone wondering exactly what I did, I copied exactly what ownedbycats showed in the image and then put "program:test(field('comments'), 'Yes', '')" instead of just "{comments}" and it works fantastic!!!

thanks again you two!

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If a book has anything in Comments I put a 'page' icon on the Title column otherwise a 'blank' icon. Avoids having to create a column.

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Unfortunately you can't sort with column icons.
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