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Steven L. Dasinger

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  1. First, the Pictures folder (and its contents) will NOT be deleted if you Uninstall CB. Second, the Picture folder is there but it is not located in the same place as the Databases. The easiest way to find it is: Open CB and select menu item File->File Tools. Then click on Manage Pictures and Movies. in the window that opens, it should have the location of the Pictures folder. The Default location should be on you C Drive in \Users\Public\Documents\Human Computing\ NOTE: Documents may be named Public Documents (Windows aliases this with Documents and either one could be displayed PS: You can change the location to some other location if you like. Just remember to point the folder that Contains the Pictures folder and NOT the actual Pictures folder.
  2. Correct. They look like perfectly ordinary covers. Having thought about this, is it possible I deleted them when they originally showed as as pre-lim, leaving a empty place for the correct one, later. I don't know that I did that but it is possible.
  3. Of the listed Titles the following (which I do not own so I couldn't scan myself) are all NOT Preliminary Covers: Basketful of Heads #1 Captain America (9th Series) #5B Gideon Falls #18A Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas #1A X-Men (5th Series) #2) (instead of X-Man) This following is not a Preliminary Cover, either, but is actually the cover for Fantastici Quattro (Edizioni Star) #16 Fantastic Four (6th Series) #16 I don't have any covers in the rest of the list. I may have deleted them or they may not have downloaded.
  4. CB has Title from American Mythology (2019) as: The Moon Maid (Edgar Rice Burroughs'...) The correct Title, by indicia and cover is: The Moon Maid: Catacombs of the Moon (Edgar Rice Burroughs'...)
  5. We can hope but I doubt it. If you ever look through the picture folder as supplied by the picture disks, you will find a lot of old obsolete folders and incorrect cover scans spread all through it from many, many years of changes and errors. From the programs perspective, this is (mostly) immaterial as it will only find valid folders for valid Titles and the the same for valid Item #s. All the stray 'junk' is hidden from the program and, with the size of hard drives now, the space used is probably not enough to bother with. I've cleaned mine up as best as I can and supply the 'Cover Scan Maintenance' post as a sort of log of what I changed in case anyone else cares.
  6. Delete or Move ALL From: Pictures\E\Editorial Novaro\Asombo To: Pictures\E\Editorial Novaro\Asombro Delete or Move ALL From: Pictures\M\Marvel\J\Jane Foster- Valkyrie To: Pictures\M\Marvel\V\Valkyrie- Jane Foster Delete 290.jpg From: Pictures\A\Aardvark-Vanaheim\Cerebus The Aardvark (a double-book with #289) Rename 19-C.jpg to 19-B.jpg From: Pictures\D\Dynamite\Green Hornet (Dynamite) Rename 1.jpg to 1-A.jpg From: Pictures\M\Mount Olympus\Patriotika
  7. I haven't noticed any but the check I had isn't as reliable as it once was. If you list a couple of examples, I can check to see what I have.
  8. You can still select all the result of a Find and Mark / Unmark them.
  9. CB 2020 is up to V20.0.1.2874. You might try downloading / installing that version. Not sure what fixes have been put in the various updates.
  10. Depends on the Edition you have. The Professional Edition only has a limited number of covers (around 50,000) . Since there are about 50,300 Titles in CB, that works out to only 1 per Title (on average. Some may have more and some may have none). The Archive Edition has around 625,000 cover.
  11. For the most part, Annuals are Issues under the same Title as the Issues with an Item # of Anl 1, Anl 2, etc. However, it is possible for Annuals to span more than one Title. As a made up example, Spider-Man 1st Series may have Anl 1 - Anl 4, then a new Title Spider-Man 2nd Series may have Anl 5 - Anl 6.
  12. Greg, this can still be done. If you just want to create the folder, go to a Title that does not have any covers. Then, right-click on the large picture area in the top left corner (if there are no covers, it should look like CB's super-guy), and select Show Picture File. This will create (if it doesn't exist) and open a windows folder at that location. Or If you have a Cover that you want to move into CB, make sure it is named correctly, and then drag and drop it in the grid area, this will also create the folder. This is a little different from previous version where you dropped on the picture area. (Technically, the folder will be created even if you have the cover named incorrectly, it just won't be tied to an Item #.)
  13. Patrick, depending on the Edition of CB you have, there is an Export and Import option under menu item File. I have the Archive Edition, and they may be in the Professional Edition. I don't think both are in the Express Edition.
  14. Thanks for the information. It appears to work in 2836 but not in 2847. I even tried Rebuild Lists and it still doesn't work for me. Hopefully it is an easy fix when it gets looked into.
  15. You can do the first two with Find, Item Field -> UPC and Begins With. Enter the first 10, 12, or 15 UPC numbers. For the last item, if you have it available, the Advanced Find works. Use Like and an underscore ( _ ) to replace any 1 position or a percent ( % ) for any number of positions Items Where... I.[UPC] LIKE '75960607090900_11' or I.[UPC] LIKE '759606082292%11' PS if needed, you can mix/match the use of _ and %.
  16. That is interesting. I am using CB 2020 Archive Edition v20.0.1.2847 and when I try to run a Collection Report for Wanted items (the List Only Wanted Items is checked), I get a message "No items were in your collection inventory which matched those criteria" even though I do have them. Here are the steps I take: Select the Collection Report from the Reports menu. Click on Selected Titles, then the Choose button. Click on the Titles in Stock, and then high-light a Title that I have at least one Item # with the Wanted field checked and click okay. Back at the Collection Report window, I now have 1 Chosen next to Selected Titles. I have Tried Basic and Summary so it doesn't matter which one is chosen. I Check the List Only Wanted Items box. (no other box is checked). and the click on Preview. Since I DO have an Item # that has Wanted in that Title, I should get a report but get the message I mentioned before. I have gone back and selected Current Title (still a Title with and Item # with Wanted checked), and Titles I own (which has many Titles/Item #s with Wanted Checked) and all get the same message and no report. I have even used Select Titles and, when Choosing, high-lighted every Title in CB without getting a report. Edward, can you pass on you CB version and exact steps you are taking to get a successful Collection report of Wanted Items, please?
  17. I am using CB 2020 Archive Edition v20.0.1.2847. There appears to be a bug in the Price Labels report when you choose the Selected Titles option. With it, you get ALL Issues in the Title (not just the ones you own). All the other options (Current Title, Titles I Own, and Selected Items) return only Items you own.
  18. Collection Report looks like the correct one, and it does have a List Only Wanted check box, but it does not appear to work (and it should). I did the same steps of selecting all titles and checking the Wanted Items check box but it doesn't find anything. A normal find on field Wanted, however, does return the rows.
  19. I exported data from CB to see what it looks like and have some suggestions. You may not need all of these but this is what will match what CB is expecting and make it easier. Change all your Title names to Match CB Title names. example: Alpha Fight (1983) to Alpha Flight (1st Series) Change Condition to NM. example: Near Mint to NM Add number of Issues (Qty In Stock). example: add 1 Remove the Dollar Sign from Cover Price and Cost. example: change $0.60 to 0.60 Remove the CGC Rate (or you can just ignore it as long as it is the last column). Remove the Variation column (combine it with the Item #). example: Item # 1 and Variation A to Item # 1/A (if you can match what CB has, that would be the absolute best). If you don't have the exact Title to match the one in CB, it will import it with Unknown Publisher and NOT have a single issue in any of those Titles (I hope this is a bug that can be fixed...). I made these changes to your file and Imported it to a New Database without any problems. If you have other Conditions here are the various abbreviations you can use: MT NM VF-NM VF FN VG G FA P CGC 10.0 CGC 9.9
  20. Not sure if this is the exactly problem or not, but when you move items between 'types' (Books, Comic Books, Magazines), not all information is transferred. I am not sure what information isn't transferred. Another point. While you can move items wherever you like, CB now tracks Art books in Books and not in Comic Books. If you Own Item #s in the 'misplaced' Title, they will not be deleted during a weekly update but I don't think they will be updated, either. Also, if the Title has multiple Item #s (i.e. HC 1, HC 2, etc.) and you only own one of them, all others will be deleted. Basically, if it isn't a comic type story (text only, illustrated text (illustrations not really needed for the story), guides (overstreet comic guide), etc.) it is considered a Book (or possibly a Magazine).
  21. I am not sure if you still have a problem or not with the greyed out items. If you are, what you need to do is select the issue by clicking on the first box on the row (the far left) which should high-light the row. (you can select multiple rows at one time, also). Once that is done, it previously greyed out items should be available.
  22. Run File Tools->Rebuild Lists Series Information. I think the way CB works now is using 'static' lists (at least this is the easiest way to explain). Just adding a new Title doesn't automatically update these static lists. Rebuilding Series information appears to update them.
  23. You can always use Street Date for this. If it is currently empty, you can put what you think is a good 'cover date' in the column. If an actual street date is added, it should replace your estimated date without much difference.
  24. Yes, any column requires data to be useful. Some of this is the Publishers fault as far as Books go. In the past most all books had a Published date in them. However, for the last several years, this information has been removed. Without this information, there is no Cover date data to add to the Issue. For current items, Street Date can be used (but, again, only if that information is known and entered). Getting Street Date for old issues is problematic. To get around this, to some extent, I use one of my Custom Date columns to store dates (I call it Pub Date) for items that don't have data (actually, I store it for all the items I own). This allows me to do some of the date searches you are probably trying to do.
  25. The new database has apparently had some redesign of some of the Tables. Not sure there are individual Titles and Issues tables anymore. I have no knowledge of the actual Tables/Columns and structures than any other user of CB. I can just see little glimpses from the failed SQL statements that are printed in the error messages. However, with SQL there are two ways to qualify column names (normally to distinguish between the same column name in more than one table). One is if the Table is given a reference name. An example is FROM TITLES T where columns in TITLES can be reference with T. i.e. T.Publisher. Two is the actual Table name. An example is FROM TITLES where columns in Titles can be referenced with TITLES. i.e. TITLES.PUBLISHER. I have worked with Databases and SQL for almost 30 years so I can sort of figure some of this stuff out. It is not easy to pass that on when so much is just guess work on a tiny view into the database.
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