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Ronald Lashley

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  1. Thanks, sorry, I'm just now seeing this one. I guess I'll need to upgrade what I have. One last thing on this topic... When you right-click on a title you have the option of Print Price Labels and Identification Labels. Is there a way to set defaults for both of them? It falls in line with the above. No matter which one I click I have to change. I print two labels, one with just the barcode and the other with the comic information and pic like the above. 

  2. 2 hours ago, Mark J. Castaneda said:

    I should have asked earlier... you got the most up-to-date build for the CB2023 software? If not, download/install the revised CB2023 program installer from your online account here: https://www.comicbase.com/mycb/Registrations.aspx

    create a fresh label afterwards and see if it will scan. Hopefully that works for you.

    If not, contact our support team directly at support@comicbase.com. Take a photo of the model scanner so they have any idea which one you got so they can help you further.


    Yes. I have tried that the few times above that i mentioned when reinstalling CB2023

  3. On 7/19/2023 at 9:14 AM, Mark J. Castaneda said:

    Wonder if the scanner is the problem...

    Are you able to launch a basic Word or Text document, grab a few comics and test scan multiple times? The goal is to test whether the scanner is picking up all digits every time you scan. If its inconsistent then the scanner could be on its last legs and needs to be replaced.

    Yes i am able to do that. I am now able to scan in barcodes from comics but still unable to scan in the barcodes CB creates. 

  4. Update. I looked at the order and even though it said 

        Upgrade to ComicBase Archive + DX Laser Barcode Scanner  11/27/2017

    My laser I think is actually the DX Laser Mark 2 Model. The DX ones aren't usb and mine is.  So I downloaded


    Used the reset then tried the Easy Setup. Still not working. So reset and tried the Expert and still not working. 

    Unistalled the CB2023 Archive and reinstalled it and the scanner Easy Setup and still no dice. Its not even finding the barcodes on the comics. Its transmitting all the digits as i see it in the Find screen but still coming up with 


  5. On 7/11/2023 at 12:04 PM, Mark J. Castaneda said:

    if you still have the original manual it came with, see if there's a 'CODABAR' code you can program in.

    I do not have the oroiginal that came with it. I went to the site and printed out the one listed there chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.comicbase.com/Support/CB_DX_Laser_Scanner_Setup.pdf 
    Now when i even type in the B#######D code it tells me "No Results Found". Not one of them is working. So now i fear none of the Barcode along with the numenclatures work. It is now not even scanning in the comics barcode.  This is #FUBAR

  6. 46 minutes ago, Mark J. Castaneda said:

    does your scanner have the 'CODABAR' type programmed in to read those label barcodes?

    *if you're using our current model scanners, it should be mentioned on the setup sheet. Here's a link to setup sheets if you need it: https://www.comicbase.com/mycb/Products/barcodesetup.aspx

    I have the wired-with-stand version from you all from a few years back.  On the bottom, it says XL-626A. Thanks

    Have a trade-in and Up option? 🙂

  7. 5 minutes ago, Steven L. Dasinger said:

    If a Quick Report will work for you, you can do an Advanced Find for Publisher (one or more) and use Quick Report on the results.

    If you have to use one of the 'canned' reports

    For Collection Report, Item Checklists, Price List, and Wanted Lists you can find the issues by Publisher, Mark all of them, and select 'List only Marked Issues'.

    For all reports, you can choose Selected Series, click on Publisher to order by Publisher, click the first title for a publisher, scroll down to the last title for that publisher, press and hold SHIFT then click on that last title.

    NOTE: None of these would be as easy as a dedicated set of Publisher reports. I am only trying to supply ways to get what you are looking for until this can be evaluated (and incorporated into CB?).



    Thanks, for those workarounds, as I did start doing it that way. Just wanted to add a suggestion for future editions that may have been thought of but not implemented. Hopefully being able to run report parameters could be implemented to allow better tracking, filing, and separation based on publisher and not just comic title.

    In the early stages of my having CB, I took the time (I was bored) to run the reports based on Comic Titles. Then I would notate on the PDF the draw location of that collection. At least then, I could store each PDF under Marvel, DC, or Indie and merge those files. That got old fast as a solution for ongoing tracking, retriveal, and storage maintenance.  



  8. Right now, the Labels show you most of what you see on screen for the title i.e. Title, Variation, and Condition. Would be great to be able to print the pub date as well and as seen on the screen. 

    Also right now I'm printing two labels because,Capture.JPG.c944ec273e3cb3bbed6438c1b954ee88.JPG for some reason no matter what I do, my barcode scanner scans in the comics with no problem but when I go to print the label, the scanner won't scan the barcode the system created so I manually type in the system created 9 digit nomenclature under the barcode that comes in the identification Label. So is there a way to have the label print out the first suggestion (date) along with Price, Bacrodes with Nomenclature, and for the sake of room Storylines or writers and artists if Bacrodes with Nomenclature is selected? 


    Right now i'm taking the non-picture price list barcode with the storyline and writers and artists label and placing it on the to back and the Identification Label with Cover Pic and barcodes with nomenclature on the back bottom of my bagged and boarded book. But would prefer to have just one. If i can ever figure out the scanner issue I would stick with the Price one (with the added date feature. 


  9. 22 hours ago, Steven L. Dasinger said:

    Ronald, this is good and should be useful.

    But I think Fred is looking for both Missing and Owned issues in the Titles he owns.

    I think he can get both the same way.  One of my reports does that now but I don't Quick Report it to run the crystal report to export to excel


  10. Update. I was able to export to excel just the comics owned. I did a simple one where i did my list of to be graded. Once done I selected them all then 
    Right Clicked and ran Quick Report which spits out a Crystal Report. From there you are able to export to excel or csv. 


  11. I'm sorry I wasn't following correctly, as you're trying to export to excel (which is an excellent idea for creating your reports). Still, I only want the basic information I accomplished by doing. 
    Report - Collection Report - and the following settings. (I knew it couldn't be that simple) that only offers HTML or Text, not .csv files. So I print it as PDF for my records. 

  12. On 10/3/2022 at 10:42 AM, Andrew d’Entremont said:

    With regards to your first point, do you mean you'd like the ability to scan a barcode to do an item lookup? I'll admit it would be very handy to be able to jump to a specific issue to see how many copies you have and in what condition. The only way to do this now is to do an item lookup by series and then scroll though the list to see what you have. 


    Correct. Ideally scan it and it shows quantity have or if it was one from my wanted list would also be helpful. Since I have two mobiles, what I do is scan with one phone and use "find" on the other. Not ideal. 

  13. 57 minutes ago, Fred Slota said:

    The Export feature has a checkbox for Export only Owned Issues, but I'm looking to process information for Owned Titles only.


    An exported Item Checklist Report allows me to select all Owned Titles and get some information about owned and missing issues, but I'm looking to get a little more information.

    At a minimum, I would like to get Cover Date and/or Street Date.  Wanted and Storyline would be good, too.


    Export, including everything, returns too much information to load into Excel.


    Any thoughts?

    I am going to take a look because I have done this with only owned titles as I keep a PDF for insurance purposes. 

  14. 4 hours ago, Andrew d’Entremont said:

    I have two copies of the same book, published at different times by different publishers. One is the original first edition, and the second is a 15th anniversary edition, revised and updated.

    My question is, how do I enter the 15th anniversary edition? Should I enter it as a new book since it is a different publisher, or should I enter it as a variation of the first edition?


    If it is a different publisher, I think it is a new book. I would enter it as a new book and submit it if it's not already in the system. I know when I've done that,  the entire run shows up in the next update. 

  15. I appreciate the mobile scanning feature when I'm out searching for comics. I have three suggestions and reasons for them to improve the app.

    1. How many of us have been out and repurchased a 3rd or 4th of something we already have? (Raising Hand) this guy right here. Being able to cut down on that (unless I wanted to add another copy) and having access to my collection information on my mobile was one of the biggest selling points for me and keeps me renewing my membership. With that said, when you scan in a comic, and it populates with the content of that comic, it would help a lot if it also informed you if you already have this book in your collection with a line item titled "Own _____" above the "Add Qty___" line. I point this out because we either have to be the Rainman or be a Mentat to recall that information right then and there or leave the scan to go back to our Auto Report and scroll for days through our collection to see if we have it or not.

    2. MN Guide data. It's great to see the NM Guide cost once the scan pulls up; however, if selected from the "Condition" pull down, another helpful thing might be to know the cost at that chosen condition. Right now, the feature of # of copies on Atomic Avenue is a great alternative to get price ranges, but again it takes us out of the app (well, not me; I have a dual-screen LG), and there are cases there are no available copies on Atomic Avenue so you would then have to click on Writer or Artist to get into Atomic avenue and manually type in the title. 

    3. If we scan it, another great addition would be another line item showing if we already marked this issue as one of our coveted "Wanted" items and, if not, the option to add it to our database as one we did want if we decide not to buy it at that time. 

     I am pleased with the app and its faster scanning and pulling up comics when I'm out. I have realized that after you scan and go back to scan again, you have to tap the screen for the camera to open again. This might be something with my mobile, but I'm not sure. 

    Thanks again to the app's programmers for making our (my) lives much more manageable. 


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  16. Thanks, i will give this a try.

    Tonight I'm attempting to get the app to upload my newly created segmented "wanted list" that does show up on my online account but for some reason, the app only wants to show the Collection Overview-ComicBooks (auto) report. Trying to sort this out before I go hunting at the ECCC tomorrow. I'm going to try uninstalling the app and reinstalling it now. 


  17. On 3/23/2022 at 9:41 AM, Mark J. Castaneda said:

    topics such as this should be posted under 'Content and Corrections'

    as for the issue you're trying to scan in...

    what's the barcode number for the comic?

    Can you provide a cover scan of the cover you have?

    Sorry just now seeing this one as i needed to change my settings to see notifications of responses. The barcode is 84428400591300191. When scanned it takes me to 1/h But when you scroll up you will see its actual cover under 1/C which is another Virgin cover.  In CombicBase 1/H has no image so when i searched the web 1/H is the link i provided above. I went ahead and submitted the correction through DBase after updating the UPC Code in 1/C. I don't have the UPC Code for 1/H 


  18. 15 hours ago, Steven L. Dasinger said:

    Not sure if this will help but...

    Click on Find next to the Find Box at the top of the window.

    Select Publisher (or any of the others that are not Title name or barcode.

    Then, Click on the same Find and select Title name or barcode.

    Sometimes CB gets 'confused' in what it is looking for in the Find box and this will reset it.


    Sorry Steve this didn't do change anything as well. 

  19. Hey all. Thanks for the input.

    1 I have the DX Laser Barcode Scanner purchased from ComicBase in 2017. it scans in and enters most of what I have (except it wouldn't scan in my Michael Turner Fathom V3 collection. 

    2. What I have found is that it will scan in the label from the comic into the DBase  and find the comic and will print the label for my B&B (both the price and id labels) with the cursor in the "Find" box it will not find them. 

    3. However it does recognize and find them if hit Ctrl + I and scan the label from the Barcode label printout. It will take me directly to the comic. So it is clearly recognizing the label it created. Just not in the Find field. It will stay in whatever comic series I last pre-viewed.

     The Find field is set to the default which is "Title name or barcode" For example, if I do Ctrl + I and type in the barcode number (say 3780273) it will take me directly to Uncanny X-Men, The Anl 14 but if I type in the same in the Find Field it does not take me to the title.  Could it have something to do with "Insert Unicode control character" in the Find field? 




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