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Patrick O’Malley

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  1. Howdy, Is there a minimum size of print run a comic needs to be added to Comicbase? I go to comic cons and pick up copies of independent creators comics. I've got a large number of them and I'm prepping to scan them into my DB. Should I send them to you as well?
  2. I'm trying to generate a report sorted by the date the item was added to my database. My comic shop switched to a software that does not detail which comics from my pull-list are on a receipt. I'm trying to find a way to know which comics were received on that invoice. Old receipt: Comic 1 - 3.99 Comic 2 - 3.99 Comic 3 - 7.99 New receipt: 3.99 Comic x 2 = 7.98 7.99 Comic x 1 = 7.99 Thanks for your help in advance! Pat
  3. This question has come up a lot lately for me. A trade paperback reprints a set of comic books. A graphic novel is a stand alone story in a large format. A comic book is a soft cover book of illustrated panels usually with word balloons. Can anyone elaborate or refine these definitions? Thank you, Pat
  4. My goal is to be able to run reports/advanced searches on the titles that I am actively collecting. I renamed the Title Field Custom Check 1 to Active. I then went to the Series and clicked the Edit Title button. I then checked the Custom Check 1 box. I did notice that the name did not change. I am also unable to use either version (Active or Custom Check 1) in the advanced search. Am I missing something or is this not possible? Thanks, Pat
  5. Currently I have around 30 titles to add. I wasn't sure what the minimum was so I was imitating already existing entries. I will definitely go with Title, Item#, Condition, and Qty. I did find the pre-existing Dream Weaver, but it is not the right company. Dream Weaver Press has 2 titles currently, The Oswald Chronicles and Tall Tails. For my purposes of adding the titles not in CB, I should manually create the title first and then import the issues. Thank you for the help. 🙂
  6. I manually added the Publisher "Dream Weaver Press" before I did the import, but there isn't a way to put the publisher in the import.
  7. What do you do if the Titles are completely new to CB? Is there a way to fix them? Is there a correct way to import Publishers & Titles that are new to CB? I have attached below the import file and a screen pic of what the result was. ImportTest.txt
  8. Not all copies were bagged. All copies that were bagged were Direct Editions, but I don't know if all Direct Editions were bagged. I can not see any way to distinguish the bagged from the never bagged.
  9. Howdy! I have all three of the issues listed in subject still in their polybag with Sega Sub-Terrania Game Tips Poster. I do not find anything in Comicbase that mentions this version of the comics. For the moment I'm running with a note added to each issue, but that really doesn't feel like is adequate. Has anyone else run across this problem? Thanks, Pat
  10. Howdy! I am still able to manually upload a report without any problems. All of the (Auto) reports have not updated since last Thursday. Any ideas how I can get them working again? Thanks, Pat
  11. I have a copy of this one as well. I haven't been able to find it in ComicBase. Does anyone know if it was submitted? Thanks, Pat
  12. The reinstall fixed it. Everything is happy again. 🙂
  13. Still giving me problems. The last time it ran successfully was 5/13/20. If failed even with A/V & firewall turned off. It has now escalated to failing on everything with an exception error during the WebClient request. I did a repair of the install with no improvement. I noticed that there is a newer version available, so I'm downloading that and will test it after the install. I'm going from to I'll let you know what happens next.
  14. Howdy, I'm not sure when this started, but I'm unable to save a copy of my db to your servers. I deleted the backups that I had there, but it still isn't working. I'm able to download updates and upload a backup copy to my google drive. Any ideas on what I can do to fix it? Thanks, Pat
  15. I was curious if anyone else has a lot of comics from independent sources with very low print runs? I would love to hear any tips or hints at easy ways to handle them. I tend to just put in the most basic info with a publisher created from the creator's name and KickStarter in the notes field. I've probably got 20 or 30 titles so far. Thanks, Pat
  16. It would run like it was meant to. That is what would happen if I booted with all my extensions off. Yay!!! It's my computer! I have been working on networks too long. I didn't even think of doing a safeboot. I will post the culprit once I have identified it. Thank you, Peter!
  17. Using the main title browse field has allowed me to start using ComicBase again, so thank you very much for that tip! I have just over 3,000 comics entered into my CB. When I was using 2017, there was a little delay when I used the Title Browse to skim through all the titles, but CB never crashed when I used it. When I first went to 2020, the Title Browse rendered CB pointless. It crashes to desktop, it locks up for an hour, most of the time it just took 10 45 seconds to respond to any input, and very rarely it would work smoothly. Since I found your above tip, CB has become enjoyable again. As long as I don't use the Title Browse window. I have also found that the back and forward arrows bracketing the Title Browse button work fine, another great plus. My disk I/O is never more than 5%, RAM stays at 4.5/24Gb, and CPU ranges from 30% to 75%. Please don't get me wrong, I love this program and I have no intention of not using it for the foreseeable future. I'm happy to get you any info I can to help CB work better. Thanks, Pat
  18. I have the Archive edition. I found the export option where you said and have exported it successfully. Now for the big part. after I've wiped out the existing install and reinstalled a completely fresh version, I will test it before I import any of my data. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks, Pat
  19. Sadly it does not appear to be db specific. I created two test databases; one with all of my added fields, publishers, titles, etc. and one with nothing of mine in it. Both databases showed slowness and the crashed to desktop on me with in 10 minutes of working with them. My next option is uninstall the software as completely as I can and try again. Is there a way to dump the data out of the database and then import it into a new fresh database? Possibly a excel spread sheet or a couple csv files? I'm very open to other ideas. If you want to take a look at the database, I can set up a remote control session. Thanks, Pat
  20. Rebuilding the lists helped for a bit. It's back to being very slow. It was a slow 4 count for the titles window to popup and then an 11 count for the first character I typed to appear in the box. The database is 648MB. I've got 3,782 comics currently entered and another 13,000+ that I was slow and steadily entering. Any help will be gratefully accepted. Thanks, Pat
  21. Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit CPU Intel Core i5 @ 2.30GHz 38 °C Skylake 14nm Technology RAM 8.00GB Motherboard ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. G551VW (U3E1) Graphics Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz) Intel HD Graphics 530 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (ASUStek Computer Inc) 40 °C ForceWare version: 436.02 SLI Disabled Storage 931GB Crucial CT1000MX500SSD1 (SSD) Optical Drives HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE1N Audio Realtek High Definition Audio
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