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Old 02-04-2018, 11:01 PM   #1
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Error on Custom Series-Like Column

I have a column that I use to create abbreviated series names. Recently, the "Automatically number book" function has... well, ceased to function. If I simply select "Automatically number books", it numbers all selected books as [1] in the series. If I further select "Force numbers to start with", the number selectors become grayed out and can't be modified, and again numbers all books as [1] in the series.

Any help here?
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:10 PM   #2
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Preferences->Tweaks->Auto increment series index
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:00 PM   #3
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Preferences->Tweaks->Auto increment series index
Can you be more specific about what I need to change? I'm having the same problem as the OP, and I'm confused about how that tweak is related. To me this problem looks more like a bug than a tweak.

Since the OP was a little vague on the symptoms, I'll describe them in more detail. I have a custom series-like column called Subseries. On the Bulk Metadata Edit window, if I type something in the Subseries field, the "Clear Series" and "Force numbers to start with" check boxes below it become disabled (grayed out), as do the starting number and increment fields. If I check the "Automatically number books" box, the "Force numbers to start with" field becomes available again, but the two number fields remain disabled. Checking the "Force numbers to start with" box does not enable the number fields again.

As a workaround, I can set the starting/increment values before typing anything into the Subseries field, but as soon as I type anything into the Subseries field, the two number controls can no longer be changed until I close the BME window and re-open it.

This problem started when I upgraded Calibre to 3.16. Downgrading to 3.12 (the prior version I had installed) makes everything work again. I'm guessing it has something to do with the update to the BME custom series column controls introduced in version 3.13.

By the way, the contents of my Auto increment series index tweak is the following:

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# Auto increment series index

series_index_auto_increment = 'next'

use_series_auto_increment_tweak_when_importing = False
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:03 PM   #4
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This should take care of it: https://github.com/kovidgoyal/calibr...4c9d72e0d0e4a9
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:55 PM   #5
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Wow, that was fast! I only posted a couple of hours ago and you've already made the fix.

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@fidvo – Thanks for the detailed bug report. I was struggling to articulate the problem... (in such cases, I just want to take my computer to kovid, point at my screen, and say, "THIS!")

@kovid – As always, my thanks for the quick fix!
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