Weird number added as prefix to Bulk pdf imports

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taylorfusion
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Weird number added as prefix to Bulk pdf imports

Post by taylorfusion » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:10 pm

Just bought a new iPad Pro and imported a bunch of self scanned pdfs from my Dropbox, en masse into the My Scores view and they import successfully but iGigBook adds a long prefix'd number to the title of each one.

Can this be avoided?

taylorfusion
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Can't bulk import many pdfs from Dropbox in My Scores

Post by taylorfusion » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:20 pm

I have a working account at Dropbox where I have uploaded a lot of scanned pdfs but when I go to "Select All" OPEN of them, seems to get stuck on the operation. Closing iGigBook and re-opening shows juts that last <blank> screen of the import process and never fully recovers.

Is there a way to get this bulk import working better?

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Re: Weird number added as prefix to Bulk pdf imports

Post by Phil Smith » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:48 pm

taylorfusion wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Just bought a new iPad Pro and imported a bunch of self scanned pdfs from my Dropbox, en masse into the My Scores view and they import successfully but iGigBook adds a long prefix'd number to the title of each one.

Can this be avoided?
Yes, it can be avoided by not importing the same file over and over. The files you see are backups as a result of you importing a file with the same name.
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Re: Can't bulk import many pdfs from Dropbox in My Scores

Post by Phil Smith » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:49 pm

taylorfusion wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:20 pm
I have a working account at Dropbox where I have uploaded a lot of scanned pdfs but when I go to "Select All" OPEN of them, seems to get stuck on the operation. Closing iGigBook and re-opening shows juts that last <blank> screen of the import process and never fully recovers.

Is there a way to get this bulk import working better?
Try waiting until the operation finishes, multiple files will take time.
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Re: Weird number added as prefix to Bulk pdf imports

Post by taylorfusion » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:02 pm

Phil Smith wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:48 pm
The files you see are backups as a result of you importing a file with the same name.
I only see ONE instance of these prefixed- added files in My Scores. ie 200102-0101163700-befakebk.pdf

Is the first copy essentially "hidden" and instead, residing attached to the Front Cover photo of the Indexed Book located in Book List?

I can safely delete the second copy found in My Scores and the one associated with the book in Book List will remain?

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Re: Weird number added as prefix to Bulk pdf imports

Post by Phil Smith » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:19 pm

taylorfusion wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:02 pm
Phil Smith wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:48 pm
The files you see are backups as a result of you importing a file with the same name.
I only see ONE instance of these prefixed- added files in My Scores. ie 200102-0101163700-befakebk.pdf

Is the first copy essentially "hidden" and instead, residing attached to the Front Cover photo of the Indexed Book located in Book List?

I can safely delete the second copy found in My Scores and the one associated with the book in Book List will remain?
A backup file is created when you import another file that has the same name. This happens with PDF files that are linked to indexes that don't appear in the My Scores list.
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Re: Weird number added as prefix to Bulk pdf imports

Post by taylorfusion » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:25 pm

Cool, none of my originally imported pdfs (either imported to Book List or My Scores) was affected by my deleting all of the prefixed (backup) copies.

Thank you.

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