Individual issue information automation

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09 Jun, 2012 06:33 PM

After finding the information for a series, it would be great if there was a button to automate the individual issue information download. For example, I use "Find in catalog" to find the appropriate data for the series. Then I can hit a "Auto find" button that will do its best to download the individual issue information based off of the issue numbers. As it stands now I have to press "Find in catalog" for each issue which is kind of tedious whenever I'm adding an entire run to my collection.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by mabster on 10 Jun, 2012 12:03 AM

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    I think the main reason I didn't implement this, Andrew, was that it would take forever if you had even a moderate number of issues in your title. Looking up data in an online catalog (be it Comicster's or Comic Vine) is pretty slow.

    I will keep this in mind, though. Some time soon I'm going to bring Comicster up to C# 5 / .NET 4.5, so I'll be digging into the code again. Might give me the motivation to knock this over as a plug-in or something. :)


  2. 2 Posted by Andrew on 20 Jun, 2012 03:37 AM

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    It would be great if you could add this as a feature/plug-in for the next iteration.

    Another minor annoyance is the way issues can be added after an initial issue is in a title. In a blank title I can add either an individual issue or a range of issues. However, once some issues are added I can't seem to add anymore ranges, only single issues. Again, this relates to the way I collect issues (arcs and partial runs at a time). Other than this and my previous post, your program works like a charm!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by mabster on 20 Jun, 2012 03:41 AM

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    You certainly can add a range of issues to a title once some issues have been added. Simply select the title (or one of the issues in it) and then click the "Insert" button on the toolbar. Insert|Issues will let you type in a range.


  4. 4 Posted by Andrew on 20 Jun, 2012 03:43 AM

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    You beat me to it. I just realized I could do this by reading one of your blog posts. Great stuff.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by mabster on 13 Dec, 2012 04:49 AM

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    Closing to reduce spam.

  6. mabster closed this discussion on 13 Dec, 2012 04:49 AM.

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