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Old 03-26-2020, 01:06 PM   #1
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Multiple icons in a column when in Book List view

Displaying multiple icons in one column seems elusive to me...

On the topic of using icons in columns (book list view), how many icons can be placed in one column and how many on the same row? So far, I haven't been able to create more than three rules for three icons in my 'Formats' column, and I had to double up a couple of icons to simulate two icons at once(See Screenshot). Is two icons the limit on the same row, or am I doing something wrong? I created icons for the four different eBook formats I use in my library, one each for epub, original_epub, mobi and pdf.

If anyone's an expert at creating rules for 'Column icons', I sure would like to see an example of how to make 'Four' rules for one column, and have all four display on the same row. Here is what I have so far:

RULE ONE:
Set the icon with no text of 'Format' to epub_original.png if the following conditions are met:
•If the Format column contains value: ORIGINAL_EPUB

RULE TWO:
Set the icon with no text of 'Format' to epub_pdficon.png if the following conditions are met:
•If the Format column contains value: PDF

RULE THREE
Set the icon with no text of 'Format' to epubicon.png if the following conditions are met:
•If the Format column contains value: EPUB


RULE FOUR: ***THIS ONE DOESN'T DISPLAY ICON***
Set the icon with no text of 'Format' to epub_mobiicon.png if the following conditions are met:
•If the Format column contains value: MOBI

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Old 03-26-2020, 04:43 PM   #2
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AFAIK there's no limit on the number of icons that can be placed in a 'composed icon', I have one with six. I create integer columns on which to hang composed icons, so I use the 'composed icon with no text' option.

I think of a composed icon as a fixed array, with each slot assigned to condition. e.g. first slot gets a transparent_square if there's no epub else it gets an epub icon; second slot gets transparent_square if there's no pdf else it gets an pdf icon etc.

If you want a transparent square knock the .txt off the end of the attachment.

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Two icons limit (or composed icons) per column

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AFAIK there's no limit on the number of icons that can be placed in a 'composed icon', I have one with six. I create integer columns on which to hang composed icons, so I use the 'composed icon with no text' option.

I think of a composed icon as a fixed array, with each slot assigned to condition. e.g. first slot gets a transparent_square if there's no epub else it gets an epub icon; second slot gets transparent_square if there's no pdf else it gets an pdf icon etc.

If you want a transparent square knock the .txt off the end of the attachment.

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I understand what you are describing, and I take it that since you are creating multiple 'Integer' columns, then the primary answer to my question is, "Yes, you can only have two separate icons in one column."

Well, that certainly seems limiting as to the number of rules per column. Can you post a screenshot of your 'Book List' view so I can see exactly what you've done?

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Old 03-26-2020, 09:31 PM   #4
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No, multiple icons on one Integer, screen shots from my Test library

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