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Steven L. Dasinger

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  1. Not sure if this has been suggested before or not. When using the barcode scan to add items, the ability to display a list of all the items that have been added.
  2. I am not trying to 'sell' an item but CB does sell an actual barcode scanner (you can buy other brands of scanners but they are not supported with help from CB). These allow you to use the desktop program with the Add By Barcode option to add comics by barcode very quickly (and much easier than the Mobil App). And the number of covers that come with CB depends on the Edition. Archive has all that are available (either submitted to or scanned by Human Computing). Professional only has enough covers for one issues per title (but even then, not all titles). As for whether or not you need the Collection (or other) Reports, that is what I was going to test (I don't really use the Mobile App so I am not as sure of it works as the desktop program). Now that the process is fixed and I have the reports displayed, it appears there is no correlation/interaction between them and the actual database. They are just a method for you to review what you own without looking through all the other titles/issues you don't own. The Find Item only seems to look a Comic Book Types. However, when using Scan Item then Check For Sales and Purchases, it does correctly added the issues to the correct Types (I tested Comic Books and Books). In my case, increasing Qty to 2 since I already had them entered with Qty 1. I think the Mobile App barcode scan was envisioned for use when you are out of town and can't get to the Desktop program (i.e. convention). If you could get back to the Desktop App (and have a hand held scanner), it is MUCH faster to add you issues. In the time it takes the Mobile App to scan 1 issue, you can add a dozen (or more) issues with the Desktop program and a hand-held scanner. Pete has mentioned that he is working on an updated Mobile App. Hopefully, some of the features currently lacking will be addressed.
  3. Yeah, that is what I was going to do some testing on (Types other than Comics). Still having problems getting Reports to the web. I think you save a copy of your database to the Web (Sidekick can do this) and it uses that to get Qty. The last thing I will add is Peter knows the App has some 'issues' and is working on an upgrade. PS While you can scan bar codes to add items to the database, it wasn't really designed to be the main/only way to enter issues.
  4. I have been trying to get reports to show up on CB's website since late yesterday without any luck.
  5. You can delete them. The pictures are installed to folder Pictures at the default location of C : \Users\Public\Documents\Human Computing (you can change that location using File->File Tools Manage Pictures and Movies).
  6. 1) If you use the Collection Reports to determine what you own, then Yes you will need one for eachType. 2) If you have issues in the various Types, then Yes, you will need to keep all the Types. If you do NOT have any issues in a Type (i.e. Newspapers), on the Update Option window, you can select only the Types you want to Update. For example, if you don't want Newspapers, click on Selected Types Only and Check all the ones you want and do not check Newspapers. This will delete all Newspaper Titles from you database and won't try to Update them. After the Update removes all of the particular Type titles, run Optimize Database to actually reclaim the space. NOTE: If you ever change your mind, just go back to the Update Option window and change the selection. PS Getting rid of Newspapers will free up a lot of space... 3) I really don't use the Mobile app much. I am trying to save some reports to see how it handles different Type Collection Reports but it is taking a long time. Will get back to this later. 4) Yes, every issue has a unique identifier. The main reason for this is to allow you to have 2 or more issues with different conditions, to list them separately. Unfortunately, this means CB always Add the issues to an existing title instead of merging with existing issues. When Transferring to a different Title, I would only transfer issues you own (all the others should already be there). After Transferring, delete the ones you don't own. Alternately, you can delete all but one of the issues from the new title, then transfer from the old title. THis way, you would have at most only 1 issue to delete (NOTE: Is you deleted ALL the issues, it would also delete the Title. Don't worry too much about the standard information (any information you don't supply) as the next update will populate this information. As for future updates, they are processed by Publisher/Title/Issue number. Even if you have 2 or more issues with the same number, both would be updated. 5) Sorry, it has been awhile since I changed Media Type. I didn't remember that it didn't ask for another Title name. It would be a 2-step process. A) Change Media Type then B) Move to another Title. Or manually change the data in the new/correct title then delete the old issue. And, as long as the Qty is 0, the next update will delete any issue (and title if all issues are deleted) when processed. PS If you have Covers, you may have to manually move them (or down load them from the new location (if you have the Archive Edition)) if the name change causes a different folder to be created (i.e. Publisher or Title name change). And for Books you will need to rename the cover. As for the other titles: Doctor Who: Free Comic Book Day Doctor Who (Titan) #FCBD 2016 (This is a little bit of a guess as the Dynamite James Bonds are a little confusing. But this one is for 2018) James Bond (3rd Series) James Bond 007 (Dynamite) Project Superpowers (2nd Series) Project Superpowers: Chapter Three (I believe you are correct about this one) Vision: Director’s Cut Vision (2nd Series) #CS 1/A For this, the difference is hard to see in the forum. If you post it to Notepad, it is more obvious. That Darn Cat (Walt Disney’s...) That Darn Cat (Walt Disney’s…) The incorrect one has 3 periods (3 characters). The correct one has an ellipses which is 1 character (although is sort of looks like 3 periods). You may be right about this one. Zane Grey’s Stories of the West Stories of the West (Zane Grey’s…) You would need to check the cover and or cover date to be sure.
  7. It can't hurt to try File->File Tools and Rebuild Lists. You probably just need Series Information, but it wouldn't hurt to run all except for the Picture Files list. Afterwards run the Optimize Database.
  8. The Unrecognized Items list are Issues/Titles that do not appear in the Master Database. This can happen if/when the Publisher, Title or Type (Comic Book, Book, Magazine, Newspaper) gets changed (corrected). Same for Issues. The first thing I would check is your Update Options. This is accessed with Internet->Check for Updates. If you have already processed a week's update, you can get to the window by pressing and holding the SHIFT key while selecting Check for Updates. Unless you have a good reason not to, make sure the 'Remove Obsolete' Series and Items are checked (near the bottom). This will allow CB to automatically delete any Title or Issue that does not appear in the Master Database. NOTE: CB will NOT delete any Issue if you own it (Qty >= 1) and will not delete any Title is there is at least 1 issue you own in it. If you DO own issues in the list of Titles you supplied, you will need to manually correct them. There are two options you can use. If the Type did NOT change, select the issues and use Edit->Transfer Items to a Different Series. You will need to supply tghe new Series name. NOTE: This might duplicate the issue in the new series. If it does you can delete the one you don't own. If the Type DID change, go to the Series to change and use Edit-> Change Series Media Type. You will need to supply the new Type (Book, Magazine, Comic Book, Newspaper). NOTE: Again this might dupilcate the issues. Alternately, if you don't have a lot, you can just manually change the issue in the new correct location with the information from the old (Qty, Cost, any other info you may have added) then just delete the old, incorrect issue. I will deal with the Issues after you get the Titles cleaned up (as many will be associated with the Titles being fixed). For the others, if you supply a new list I will see what I can do. For the Titles you supplied here are the newer/correct names (Old name first followed by new name): Arcade: The Comics Revue Arcade The Comics Revue Batman ‘66 Batman ’66 Fury of the Firestorm: The Nuclear Men Fury of Firestorm, The: The Nuclear Men Image+ Image+ (Vol. 1) or Image+ (Vol. 2) Justice League of America: The Atom Rebirth Justice League of America: The Atom—Rebirth Madballs Vs. Garbage Pail Kids Madballs vs Garbage Pail Kids Multiversity, The: Pax America Multiversity, The: Pax Americana (This is a little bit of a guess) Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (This is a little bit of a guess) Roy Rogers’ Trigger Roy Rogers’ Trigger (Dell) Saga of Crystar, the Crystal Warrior Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior, The Spider-Man: Parallel Lives Amazing Spider-Man: Parallel Lives (This is a little bit of a guess)SupeRichie Super Richie That Darn Cat (Walt Disney’s...) That Darn Cat (Walt Disney’s…) Unexpected (2nd Series), The Unexpected, The (2nd Series) Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan’…), The Wheel of Time, The (Robert Jordan’s…) X-Men Movie Premiere Prequel Edition X-Men Movie Special Premiere Prequel Edition Yuggoth Cultures and Other Growths (Alan Moore’s… ) Yuggoth Cultures and Other Growths (Alan Moore’s…) Zane Grey’s Stories of the West Four Color Comics (2nd Series) #996 These changed Type to Magazines: Bleeding Cool Comic Reader, The Doctor Who Magazine Fifty Who Made DC Great Fun and Games Magazine Image+ name also changed to: Image+ (Vol. 1) or Image+ (Vol. 2) Iron Manual Marvel Vision Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Vol. 1) Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Vol. 2) Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Vol. 3) Official Marvel Index to the Avengers Official Teen Titans Index, The Wizard JLA Special Wizard Presents The Legacy of Spider-Man Special Edition Wizard’s Avengers Special Wizard’s JLA Special Wizard: The Superman Tribute Edition This changed Type to Books: Kingdom of the Dwarfs Need more information for (years published for example): James Bond (3rd Series) Project Superpowers (2nd Series) Vision: Director’s Cut This one was probably entered as just a FCBD in one of the Doctor Who titles. Need more information to find (FBCD Year for example): Doctor Who: Free Comic Book Day
  9. Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\A\Aardvark Vanaheim\Cancel America Comics To: Pictures\A\Aardvark-Vanaheim\Cancel America Comics Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\A\Aardvark Vanaheim\Cerebus in Hell- Presents #72- A-V Team-Up To: Pictures\A\Aardvark-Vanaheim\Cerebus in Hell- Presents #72- A-V Team-Up Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\S\Scout\Impossible Jones and Captain Lightning To: Pictures\P\Panic Button\Impossible Team-Up- Impossible Jones & Captain Lightning Delete or Move 1-A.jpg From: Pictures\D\Dead Good\Octobriana & Underground Full Tilt Boogie To: Pictures\D\Dead Good\Octobriana And The Underground- Full Tilt Boogie Delete 17-C.jpg From: Pictures\D\Dynamite\Lone Ranger (Dynamite) (Duplicate of 17-B) Delete 2.jpg, 3-A.jpg and 4-A.jpg From: Pictures\B\Boom!\Robocop (Boom!) (Duplicates of 2-A.jpg, 3.jpg, and 4.jpg, respectively) Delete ALL (1-5.jpg - 1-W.jpg) From: Pictures\D\Dynamite\Vampirella Vs. The Superpowers (The Title was deleted. The only similar title 'Vampirella Versus The Superpowers' either doesn't have the issues or have different covers. They are all virgin covers with no hint of a possible title. It is Vampirella with 50+ titles from Dynamite. They are probably duplicates of whatever title they are in (In other words, WAY too much to try to find them with so little to go on...) )
  10. Issues submitted. You will need to delete any cover B through H that look like covers I through J (the 616 Comics variants). I renamed them correctly and submitted them with the data.
  11. Looks like 1/B, 1/C, 1/D and 1/E are duplicates of 1/I, 1/J, 1/K and 1/L, respectively, per UPC and Item Description. I can find the following issues that are NOT 616 Comic variants 76194138022300111 Nicola Scott (1/A in CB) 76194138022300121 Jim Lee 76194138022300131 Jen Bartel 76194138022300141 (Blank Cover) 76194138022300151 Dan Mora (1:25) 76194138022300161 Simone Di Meo (1:50) 76194138022300171 Nicola Scott (Virgin) 76194138022300181 (Trading Cards) I would suggest these be entered as 1/A through 1/H and leave 1/I through 1/L (616 Comics variants) as they are. NOTE: The 1/B through 1/E covers are the 616 Comics covers.
  12. 'The Flash (1st Series)' has issue 798 (and 799 and 800) in my database and on Atomic Avenue. 'Batman (3rd Series)' has issue 135 in my database and on Atomic Avenue. Are these the two series you mentioned?
  13. What you can try is to re-process the download. To do this, press and hold the SHIFT key while you select menu item Internet->Check for Updates. This may (or may not) download the cover that were missed. But only for the current week's update. If that does not work, if you only want covers for Issues you own without cover, you can try to run an Advanced Find with: I.QtyInStock >= 1 AND I.[PictureFileSize] < 1 Select / Hi-Light all the issues then Right-Click and select download covers from the pop-up menu. PS You can try this for any issues (whether you own them or not by removing the QtyInStock part of the find: I.[PictureFileSize] < 1 and see if that works (or there aren't too many returned).
  14. What Edition of CB do you have? I am going to assume you have the Archive Edition. If you do, you can select issues, right-click and select Download Covers from the pop-up menu.
  15. Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\B\Banana Tail\Boonana Tail Halloween Special To: Pictures\B\Banana Tale\Boonana Tail Halloween Special Delete or Move FCBD 2023.jpg From: Pictures\D\DC\D\Dawn of DC Knight Terrors To: Pictures\D\DC\D\Dawn of DC Knight Terrors FCBD Special Edition Delete or Move FCBD 1.jpg From: Pictures\A\American Mythology\Free Comic Book Day-Tom Holland's Fright Night To: Pictures\A\American Mythology\Fright Night (Tom Holland's-) Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\M\Marvel\S\Spider-Man 2 (Custom Sony Interactive Entertainment 2023) To: Pictures\M\Marvel\C\Custom Sony Interactive Entertainment 2023 English Print Comic Delete or Rename 1.jpg to 1-A.jpg From: Pictures\A\Archie\Chilling Adventures Presents- Jinx Grim Fairy Tales (Duplicate of 1-A.jpg) Rename 1-A.jpg to 1-B.jpg then 1.jpg to 1-A.jpg From: Pictures\M\Mad Cave\Don't Spit in the Wind Rename 1.jpg to 1-HC.jpg From: Pictures\E\Epic\Elektra Lives Again
  16. I have the 4K Archive Edition and the same build. I am not seeing what you are describing when adding a new Title. Is is possible to get screen prints of what you are seeing? And the exact steps you are taking (the more detail the better)? The only thing I can think of is the 'focus' is not in the box you are trying to type in.
  17. If I follow what you are doing, you are doing it incorrectly. I think you are placing the cover scan in the actual folder location. Then you are taking that cover and dropping in the grid. I have done this and replicated your error. What you should be doing is, from some other folder, drag/drop the cover scan in CB so that it will copy the cover to the correct location. OR If you placed the cover scan in the correct folder location, you should leave and come back to the title and it will show up.
  18. PS Look in the list of started tasks (normally lower right corner on the task base) and see if it is there. You may need to click on an 'arrow' to display all of them depending on how you have your task bar set up.
  19. It is installed with CB. Either type ComicBase Sidekick in the search on the task bar or Use Start and look in the app list for your ComicBase edition. Expanded that and you should see sidekick.
  20. Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\D\DC\T\Tart- Demons and Demagogues To: Pictures\S\Scout\Tart- Demons and Demagogues Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\M\Marvel\C\Carnage Reigns- Alpha To: Pictures\M\Marvel\C\Carnage Reigns Alpha Delete or Rename 1-B.jpg to 1-C.jpg and 1-E.jpg to 1-F.jpg then Move From: Pictures\B\Boom!\Firefly- Big Damn Finale To: Pictures\B\Boom!\All-New Firefly- Big Damn Finale Delete or Move 1.jpg From: Pictures\D\DC\W\We Are Legends To: Pictures\D\DC\D\Dawn of DC We Are Legends Special Edition Delete or Rename 1.jpg to 1-A.jpg From: Pictures\A\Archie\Chilling Adventures Presents- Weirder Mysteries Delete or Move FCBD 2023.jpg From: Pictures\F\Fantagraphics\Fabulous Furry Brothers, The- Freak Comic Book Day To: Pictures\F\Fantagraphics\Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, The- Freak Comic Book Day
  21. I don't know. I have the Archive edition. It is possible that with the fewer number of covers, a quick start may not be available.
  22. Select My Account->Registrations on the CB website. Click the Green arrow next to your active subscription. This should get you Recommended option to download Quick Start version of the Pictures (and Creator interviews/Movies if you like. OR click the Other radio button if you want to download the full size covers all at once.
  23. I don't think they keep current value (Price) anywhere but in that field. When you Lock that field, the Price CB sends down in the update wont' be in the database. If there is a separate table that holds Condition and it's multiplier, I don't know it. The Case statement I supplied does the same thing as what it sounds like you are looking for. Generate the current Prince (based on ValueYear4) modified by the multiplier for each (standard) condition and compare it to the Price you have. So, does this get what you need or is there something else?
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