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Old 09-15-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
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Author, surname and givenname

Does anybody know how to create a batch to change the surname and givenname of all author who have a ',' in the name ?

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Old 09-15-2011, 05:36 PM   #2
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You're looking for the bulk metadata search and replace feature. Select the books you want to change, bring up the bulk metadata edit dialog (either hit the E key on your keyboard or right-click and select the appropriate entry in the context menu) and open the last tab of that dialog.
You'll need to use the regular expression search mode. There are several topics discussing how to change author names through regular expressions, do a forum search for a phrase like "change author name sort" and you should find some helpful threads.
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The quality check plugin can quicky find these authors and other useful things

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Old 09-16-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
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But how do i do that ?

can you give me an example ?
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how do i start the quality check plugin ?
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:13 AM   #7
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i can't search there, can you a bit more specific ?
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You'll have to search using the search bar. Or install and use the quality check plugin.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:54 AM   #9
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i installed the quality plugin, but i have to manual fix al the bad authors.

i want to use a batch of macro. HELP needed
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You're looking for the bulk metadata search and replace feature. Select the books you want to change, bring up the bulk metadata edit dialog (either hit the E key on your keyboard or right-click and select the appropriate entry in the context menu) and open the last tab of that dialog.
You'll need to use the regular expression search mode. There are several topics discussing how to change author names through regular expressions, do a forum search for a phrase like "change author name sort" and you should find some helpful threads.
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i don't want to change to author sort name, but the normal name.

is there nobody with a simple answer ?
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #12
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i don't want to change to author sort name, but the normal name.

is there nobody with a simple answer ?
open tags window, right-click an author, select rename, change it to what you want, press 'enter'.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:38 PM   #13
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i don't want to change to author sort name, but the normal name.
Same principle, just select another field. Did you have a look at that dialog? It can do just about anything you could ever want to do to any metadata.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:29 PM   #14
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i have to rename more than 100 authors, so i need a batch or macro.

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Old 09-17-2011, 04:41 PM   #15
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You're too focused on having some sort of batch processing. Either to it manually like alansplace suggested or do it automatically using the bulk metadata edit dialog.
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