Peter Larsson Posted August 7, 2021 Share Posted August 7, 2021 My apologies, I am new to ComicBase and have found myself confused with the fundamental premise of the software. I have browsed through your various forum sites, as well as the help and guides, but still am no wiser. So, now turning to a forum post to try to get some clarity. In short, it seems that I am able, and that it is very easy, to change, update, add, and remove comics to suite my own comic collection. I have also found that there are regular content updates that updates the database. So I guess the question is: how does the content update recognise all the changes that I have made, without overwriting or autocorrecting the changes I have made. As an example - I like to organise the titles based upon the comic-title found in the indicia, together with the product code found on the barcode. This is a much more clinical and correct way of organise titles. This also makes it much easier to search, as well as group comics together. However, as this is not how comics are organised in ComicBase, this result in a great deal of changes to the databse from my perspective. The question then arises, when I do a content update, how does the update recognise the changes that I have made, and how comics have been moved around? Also, as I will undoubtedly have added variant covers that are currently not listed in ComicBase, when these are subsequently updated via a content update, how does the system recognise that they have already been added manually? If I change a title to align with the indicia - which result in (in essence) a different title, how does the update recognise this? If I change a variantion label - resulting in a new item# for that issue, how does the update recognise this? etc. etc. etc. In short, is there any type of technical manual or similar that outline how this works, as I am reticent to commit a great deal of work on the database, only to have it 'overwritten' or 'autocorreted' with a content update. Happy to provide some detailed examples if that would help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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