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Old 02-03-2017, 07:51 PM   #1
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Call fetch/download metadata from GUI plugin

During develop LubimyCzytac [Metadata Source Plugin] in config I allow to download number of pages and save to comment and/or as identifier "lcpages" (abbreviation from "LubimyCzytac pages").

Now I prepared auxiliary plugin named "LCpages" [GUI plugin].
Plugin move number of pages value from "lcpages" identifier to custom column (for example "#pages"). This option works as intended and rapidly.


    def action_lcpages(self):
        if not self.is_library_selected:
            return error_dialog(self.gui, _('No selected book'),
                    _('No book selected for move LCpages to custom column'), show=True)

        rows = self.gui.library_view.selectionModel().selectedRows()
        if not rows or len(rows) == 0 :
            return error_dialog(self.gui, _('No selected book'),
                    _('No book selected for move LCpages to custom column'), show=True)
        book_ids = self.gui.library_view.get_selected_ids()

        any_valid, colforpages = self._get_column_validity(cfg.KEY_PAGES_CUSTOM_COLUMN)
        if not any_valid:
            if not question_dialog(self.gui, _('Configure plugin'), '<p>'+
                _('You must specify custom columns first. Do you want to configure this now?'),

        col_pag = colforpages

        overwrite_pages = self._is_overwrite_pages(cfg.OVERWRITE_PAGES)

        self.dzialaj_lcpages(book_ids, col_pag, overwrite_pages)

    def dzialaj_lcpages(self, book_ids, col_pag, overwrite_pages):

        dbA = self.gui.current_db

        db = self.gui.current_db.new_api

        id_aux = {}

        for id in book_ids:

            identifiers = dbA.get_identifiers(id, index_is_id=True)
            id_aux[id] = identifiers.get('lcpages', None)

            mi = dbA.get_metadata(id, index_is_id=True, get_cover=False)
            pagesval = mi.get(col_pag)

            if id_aux[id]:
               if pagesval is not None:
                   if overwrite_pages:
                       db.set_field(col_pag, {id:id_aux[id]})
                   db.set_field(col_pag, {id:id_aux[id]})

               #Delete unnecessary identifier  lcpages
               deleteid = dbA.set_identifier(id,'lcpages', '')

               self.gui.iactions['Edit Metadata'].refresh_gui(book_ids, covers_changed=False)

I would like to start fetch/download metadata from LubimyCzytac source (by LubimyCzytac plugin of course),
and next run standard primary function (move value from identifier to custom column).

I can call "Edit Metadata" window:

    def edycjametadanych(self):
        from calibre.library import db
        from calibre.gui2.metadata.single import edit_metadata
        db = db()
        row_list = list(range(len(
        edit_metadata(db, row_list, 0)
I can call "LubimyCzytac" config:
    def _configure_lubimyczytac(self):
        from calibre.customize.ui import initialized_plugins
        for plugin in initialized_plugins():
            if == 'LubimyCzytac':

                if not plugin.is_customizable():
                    return info_dialog(self, _('Plugin not customizable'),
                        _('Plugin: %s does not need customization'), show=True)
                from calibre.customize import InterfaceActionBase
                if isinstance(plugin, InterfaceActionBase) and not getattr(plugin,
                        'actual_iaction_plugin_loaded', False):
                    return error_dialog(self, _('Must restart'),
                            _('You must restart calibre before you can'
                                ' configure the <b>%s</b> plugin'), show=True)
Unfortunately, I can not call the fetch/download metadata by using LubimyCzytac plugin. I've read various threads about calling plugins from other plugins. I was trying for many hours - without success.

Is possible call fetch/download metadata from GUI plugin and next run other functions?
My plan:
1. Download metadata
2. Move value from ID to custom column
3. Delete ID
I would also like to check whether LubimyCzytac is enabled as a source of metadata.

Does my concept make sense?

PS. Count Pages plugin supporting LubimyCzytac (thx davidfor) is OK, but I want to test my own solution – only for speed fill custom column once downloaded value.
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