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Old 08-05-2019, 06:08 PM   #1
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search to show only lowest book in each series

Hi,

When marking a search, or virtual library, is there a way to only show whatever earliest/lowest entry there is for each series?

That is, at this point I already filtered out various other things with other conditions, and already made sure only books with series exists (by series:true), but for some series multiple books match the existing criteria, and I want only the first.

For example for series A the windows shows books 2 and 3, and for series B it shows book 5 and for series C it shows books 3 and 4.
What I want to see are not all these 5 books, but just 3 books: A[2], B[5], and C[3] .

The result should be ideally like any search result in the main window. But if it's only doable with some plug-in, I need the result in a "workable" format, that will allow to do things with all matching books like send to device, bulk edit, bulk convert, and such.

Thanks for any assistance.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:36 PM   #2
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You can search for a particular series number, such as series_index:2 but you cannot search for the lowest in a series, since searches operate on a singe book at a time and "lowest in series" requires the search to match across multiple books.
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That's what I expected, considering how search works, but I figured it's worth asking in hope there's maybe some additional lookup or filtering functionality I haven't seen.

Oh, well, so it's sort by series and filter by eye...

Thanks anyway for the quick response (And of course for Calibre itself).
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That's what I expected, considering how search works, but I figured it's worth asking in hope there's maybe some additional lookup or filtering functionality I haven't seen.

Oh, well, so it's sort by series and filter by eye...
Maybe it could be incorporated into an existing PI - e.g. Quality Check, JobSpy, CalibreSpy. Try posting a request here ==>> Plugin ideas... add yours here

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