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Old 11-03-2019, 11:33 AM   #1
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I know series information form the Series column can be upload to the Kobo. But is there any way for Tags to be uploaded as series when there is nothing in Series?
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Old 11-03-2019, 12:19 PM   #2
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I think it can be done with Calibre metadata plugboards, but I have no idea what the regular expression would have to be.
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:32 PM   #3
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I wanted to try it, but there is no destination field "series" in the plugboards. Possibly it could be done using the subtitle field, in the driver options?
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:20 PM   #4
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It would be nice if there was an option in the Kobo driver to allow this to be done. If Series is blank, use the what's in another column. That would work very well.

I hope David chimes in with an answer.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:01 PM   #5
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My tags are automatically sent to my Kobo as Collections. I don't recall doing anything with the driver. The 'Collections columns:' field in the driver reads 'series, tags', maybe its the default, maybe I changed it way back.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:04 PM   #6
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My tags are automatically sent to my Kobo as Collections. I don't recall doing anything with the driver. The 'Collections columns:' field in the driver reads 'series, tags', maybe its the default, maybe I changed it way back.
You get to specify which columns you want to use to create collections. It's something you setup in the KoboTouch and/or KoboTouch Extended driver.

But for sending series to database, I only get it sending the Series column. I don't know if there's a way to do this for a different column when Series is blank.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:12 PM   #7
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It works for me and I see no other setting. The plugboard is empty. I have a few tags without series and they show up as collections on the Kobo.
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It works for me and I see no other setting. The plugboard is empty. I have a few tags without series and they show up as collections on the Kobo.
We are not talking about collections. It's about filling in series in the Kobo's database with something from a different column other then Series.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:23 PM   #9
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Just to try and clear this up for my own, and possibly others, I believe Jon wants the following

"Book Of Non Series" 'series info blank' "Tags for Book" as the example would generate "Tags for Book" in the space under the book title on the Kobo which is traditionally reserved for series or subtitle. And I presume for it to not generate collections but I'm unsure on this I can just see tags for books creating far too many collections.

However, he does not want "Book of Series" "Series Name" "Tag for Book of Series" to generate anything other than "Series Name" in the space generally used for series or subtitle.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:07 PM   #10
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We are not talking about collections. It's about filling in series in the Kobo's database with something from a different column other then Series.
I shouldn't really speak on behalf of someone else but I can't see davidfor wanting to populate the Series field in the Kobo database with anything other than what's in the calibre Series field.

I think Sirtel has the right idea of using the Kobo Subtitle field to do what you want to do. You could try this...

In your calibre driver 'Metadata tab' check the top 4 boxes and in the 'Subtitle' template text box type this:
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{series:lookup(.,,tags)}
which I believe says, populate Subtitle with
- nothing if there's a Series value
- Tags if there isn't a Series value

In the MyBooks list every book should end up with something in the middle line, either calibre Series value or calibre Tags value

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Old 11-03-2019, 07:16 PM   #11
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@JSWolf: There isn't a option in the metadata plugboard to fiddle with the series info. And the idea of doing what you are suggesting is pretty repulsive to me. One of the problems to me is that you will either get the series info, or get the tags. For books in a series, you don't see the tags. That is inconsistent and doesn't make for a good experience. And sorting will be interesting. And as I frequently mention to Kobo my desire to have a Series list in the firmware, I really don't want to do this.

But, use the Subtitle. That will get what you want for all books and leaves the series info as it is meant to be.
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I shouldn't really speak on behalf of someone else but I can't see davidfor wanting to populate the Series field in the Kobo database with anything other than what's in the calibre Series field.

I think Sirtel has the right idea of using the Kobo Subtitle field to do what you want to do. You could try this...

In your calibre driver 'Metadata tab' check the top 4 boxes and in the 'Subtitle' template text box type this:
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{series:lookup(.,,tags)}
which I believe says, populate Subtitle with
- nothing if there's a Series value
- Tags if there isn't a Series value

In the MyBooks list every book should end up with something in the middle line, either calibre Series value or calibre Tags value
Thanks you!.That works well.
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@JSWolf: There isn't a option in the metadata plugboard to fiddle with the series info. And the idea of doing what you are suggesting is pretty repulsive to me. One of the problems to me is that you will either get the series info, or get the tags. For books in a series, you don't see the tags. That is inconsistent and doesn't make for a good experience. And sorting will be interesting. And as I frequently mention to Kobo my desire to have a Series list in the firmware, I really don't want to do this.

But, use the Subtitle. That will get what you want for all books and leaves the series info as it is meant to be.
Yes, Subtitle works for what I want. I just want to see what the tag is that I have the books under that do not have series info.
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