Why do I have so many junk entries under “Unindexed Scores”?

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Why do I have so many junk entries under “Unindexed Scores”?

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Can someone please help me figure out why I have all these strangely titled unindexed entries when all of them are either indexed elsewhere or else unindexed lower in the list with a regular looking name?

It concerns me that I’m doing something wrong and I’m afraid to just delete them.

Thanks in advance.

Dave

P.s. I have screen shots but it says they are too large to attach. I’ll have to find a way to shrink them.
Strange file names. Note New Real Book vol 2.
Strange file names. Note New Real Book vol 2.
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Note that New Real Book vol 2 is in fact indexed.
Note that New Real Book vol 2 is in fact indexed.
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Re: Why do I have so many junk entries under “Unindexed Scores”?

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Because you are continually importing the same PDF files over and over.
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Re: Why do I have so many junk entries under “Unindexed Scores”?

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Phil Smith wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Because you are continually importing the same PDF files over and over.
This makes sense.

But the reason I sometimes re import things is because the copy that was supposedly imported is nowhere to be found, even right after it was apparently successfully imported.

Sometimes a sync helps, sometimes not.

Are there some best practices that I may be missing that can help me ensure I have a reliable workflow as I import, index, and sync?

Thanks again.

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reggoboy wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:35 am

This makes sense.

But the reason I sometimes re import things is because the copy that was supposedly imported is nowhere to be found, even right after it was apparently successfully imported.

Sometimes a sync helps, sometimes not.

Are there some best practices that I may be missing that can help me ensure I have a reliable workflow as I import, index, and sync?

Thanks again.
When you link an item to an index it no longer appears in My Scores and that's why you think it's nowhere to be found. If it didn't exist you wouldn't see the pages of the PDF when you select its song title.

Syncing only pulls indexes down to your device that you have marked as active using the Content Manager at http://my.igigbook.com. That's all that it does.

Import, Index, and Sync is not a workflow, it illustrates you have a basic misunderstanding about what's happening.

The actual workflow is this:

Determine which PDF files you have and then determine if an index is available for it.
Mark those indexes that you have PDF files for active using the Content Manager at http://my.igigbook.com
Sync so those indexes appear in the Book List view on your device.
Press and hold the item in My Scores an link it to the index.
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Re: Why do I have so many junk entries under “Unindexed Scores”?

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Thanks for the reply.

I’m aware of the workflow you described and that’s what I do. I’m also aware that indexing a pdf causes it to disappear from the unindexed list.

I will delete most of the odd entries and see if I can reproduce the issue and report back.

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Re: Why do I have so many junk entries under “Unindexed Scores”?

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Okay I have reproduced one of the bugs.

1. I started with a properly indexed Herbie Hancock book in iGigBook.
2. But I saw hancock.pdf still in my list of Unindexed scores.
3. But since the indexed version was working, the unindexed pdf should be unnecessary right? So I deleted it.
4. I went back to the indexed books screen and now the graphic was gone and the pdf unlinked.
5. I went back to Dropbox to get the pdf and reimported it to iGigBook. I did notice that it’s not called hancock.pdf.
6. Anyway, I relinked it to the index and the indexed book worked again.
7. BUT I WENT BACK TO THE UNINDEXED TAB WHICH NOW SHOWED hancock.pdf again.
8. I deleted that hancock.pdf entry and once again the indexed version was broken.

My guess is that iGigBook doesn’t like that it was linked to a pdf which had a name it wasn’t expecting. But iGigBook linked it fine. But it failed to clean up the unindexed entry.

If I have time to rename and retry I’ll do it.

I believe there are other similar bugs, and I’ll try to recreate those.

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It looks like things are happening the way that they should. If you delete the PDF that's linked to an index the index will no longer have a PDF linked to it. Why delete the item when you know you want it on your device? Help me understand the purpose of that.
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Re: Why do I have so many junk entries under “Unindexed Scores”?

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The reason I'm calling it a bug is because, as you previously explained, once a PDF is indexed it should be removed from the My Scores tab. But in this case, it does not. It leaves the entry behind.

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Re: Why do I have so many junk entries under “Unindexed Scores”?

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If there’s anything I can do to help you reproduce the issue, I’m glad to help. I have the pdf, and the index is hosted under my igigbook.com account.

Thanks!

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Re: Why do I have so many junk entries under “Unindexed Scores”?

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Thanks, but not necessary.
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