Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre > Library Management

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2024, 05:43 AM   #1
oldmonk
Junior Member
oldmonk began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 2
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jan 2019
Device: none
Post Question about indexing metadata

So, I'm thinking of indexing my books' metadata for a more convenient in calibre search, instead of using third party software(acrobat, pdf viewer) and manually scanning files and what not.
My library has almost 6.5k books now, and the question is, how much time will indexing take? Is there danger of something breaking up?
Thanks guys, have a great day!
oldmonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2024, 09:09 AM   #2
theducks
Well trained by Cats
theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
theducks's Avatar
 
Posts: 29,985
Karma: 56143930
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Central Coast of California
Device: Kobo Libra2,Kobo Aura2v1, K4NT(Fixed: New Bat.), Galaxy Tab A
The Metadata? Or the Content of the books?

I ask, because the TAG BROWSER is the metadata indexed.


OTOH, standard rules still apply

GIGO

Calibre provides a number of tools to help you house keep metadata.

In the Tag Browser: Manage. This allows you to adjust from that perspective. Fixing there, makes all uses follow (Change once, affects many. The reason a Relational DB is so great)
While an entry is in Edit mode: right click: there is a menu of built in quick adjustments. My fav: Change case )
theducks is online now   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 05-13-2024, 06:21 PM   #3
BetterRed
null operator (he/him)
BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 20,691
Karma: 26966376
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sydney Australia
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldmonk View Post
So, I'm thinking of indexing my books' metadata for a more convenient in calibre search, instead of using third party software(acrobat, pdf viewer) and manually scanning files and what not.
My library has almost 6.5k books now, and the question is, how much time will indexing take? Is there danger of something breaking up?
Do you really mean indexing the metadata… i.e. the stuff that's in calibre 'columns' such as Authors, Tags, Publisher etc… if so @theducks response applies.

Or do you mean indexing the content, in which case calibre has this feature ==>> Searching the full text of all books.

Or, given that the book contents are stored as regular file formats (i.e. PDF, EPUB, DOCX etc) you can use one of the file indexers available for your OS/File System - Windows and MacOS come with index based file content search tools. Caveat: many of these tools don't index EPUBs, for Windows Search there's a 3rd party IFilter available.

BR

Last edited by BetterRed; 05-13-2024 at 06:28 PM. Reason: Caveat
BetterRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
indexing, question

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Indexing question Hendrixxxxxxxx Sigil 54 12-31-2015 09:31 PM
Question about indexing on basic e-reader bonacker Amazon Kindle 9 02-01-2015 04:15 AM
Question about disable indexing permanently by disabling access to "Search Indexes" WS64 Kindle Developer's Corner 1 12-17-2011 05:51 PM
kindle 3 indexing question kpfeifle Amazon Kindle 2 09-06-2010 12:07 AM
Question about indexing Dragoro Amazon Kindle 4 02-25-2009 03:39 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:02 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.