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Custom tag importing
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jaina8851

Every time a new Instagram story gets shared with other people's custom charts, I'm like "ohhhhhh those are incredible, guess I'm going through and tagging ALL my books again" 🤓

I wish there was a way to do something like:

  • export my spreadsheet
  • update a field in my CSV with new custom tags, because going through all the books there is currently a lot faster than doing it in the UI
  • re-import the CSV and have the new tags be reflected in the UI to seed new custom charts

I guess another idea would be an API to post to 😅 but really just some way of updating ALL my data quickly. I know there is another ticket for bulk updating in the UI itself, and maybe that would meet my needs, but I feel like for the task of "update every book with "Country Setting" tags", that would not be an easy case for bulk updating to solve because there isn't an easy way to filter on all the books from a particular country that I would want to tag at once.

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aftereliza
Apr 11, 2024

This is what I'm going to be doing, as I hope to import my library of books I've read or saved Everand (Scribd) and NetGalley to have them appear on my TBR and Read history with the correct tags!

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Nadia
Mar 31, 2024

In combination with the bulk editing/updating feature, any other solution to this should be in-app as far as I'm concerned. When I started thinking of the custom tags feature I thought "this will replace a spreadsheet for some people" and so the UI/UX of the app has to eventually catch up to the ease of that.

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jaina8851
Mar 31, 2024

Nadia I think what would help me do this in-app would be to basically have a spreadsheet view for mass editing. Having to click multiple times to open the drop-down, click the pencil, and then type in the tags slows me down. Being able to hide any extraneous information (esp the cover art which takes up a lot of space, but I also often hide mood, genres, sometimes even read status in the spreadsheet when I'm looking at ALL my books, something I can't accomplish in-app) would make things faster too.

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Nadia
Mar 31, 2024

jaina8851 I’m fully aware that the current setup isn’t up to scratch. What I’m saying is that you’ll eventually get an in-app solution that matches, or exceeds, the experience you get when adding things via a spreadsheet.

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jaina8851
Mar 31, 2024

Nadia Sorry, didn't mean to imply you weren't aware of it. Just was trying to give more context about what would be helpful for me to ditch the external spreadsheet once you start working on it.

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