copy ISBN?

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copy ISBN?

Postby Chrislc » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:39 am

Hello.

I would like to know if there is a way to have the ISBN copied when duplicating an existing book.
Each time i duplicate a book (when having many copies of the same title) i always have to manually copy the isbn as it is not included in a copy/paste.

It is not really practical for me as i always need to make lists with every book having the correct ISBN.

I have been using Bookpedia for 2 years now. I have a small book shop and that's the only thing i could complain about. Everything else i working well. I have so far over 14.0000 books listed in the library. I hope i can keep having more as i find it useful to have the details of the past years.

Thanks in advance for the answer.

Chris
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Re: copy ISBN?

Postby Conor » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:10 pm

Hi Chris,

The removal on copy/paste is done as the majority of users then go on to change a few attributes of the book to make it a new item. Such as duplicating one book of a series and then changing the cover and title only. For this reason we strip the ISBN as it's a unique mark and wanted to avoid the collision of the same ISBN in these cases.

Of course being a library you are the unusual customer that you do want a perfect copy of the book to represent several copies of exactly the same book. There is no room for a preference in the UI, but I can make it a hidden preference. In the program called terminal run the following:

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defaults write com.bruji.bookpedia "Keep IDs on Copy" -bool YES


You will then need to use the beta version of Bookpedia that has this enabled and will be in official future version.
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Re: copy ISBN?

Postby Chrislc » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:04 pm

With the new version, it works perfectly! Thanks!! :)))
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