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New metadata request. 10 years 3 weeks ago #9

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After reading the old forum to see if I could find a way to solve the organisational structure of my extensive CR database and found an article referring to \"stacks\".

This sounds like it could solve my problem but, if I understand it correctly may take a fair bit of effort to implement and is not that tidy.

What I would like to see would be a data entry for a \"Universe\". I.e. all my X-Wing comics would fall under the Star Wars Universe, my Iron Man comics would fall under the Marvel Universe, etc.

Up till now I've been using the \"Series\" entry for the universe and the \"Title\" entry for the main group. This makes for an awful lot of titles. An example of this is below.

I have a set of Iron Man comics and currently the Series is \"Marvel\" and have Title entries of \"Iron Man - Volume 1\", \"Iron Man - Volume 2\", \"Iron Man - Volume 3\", etc. These all sit along with the all the title entries for the other Marvel universe comics I have. Under this format, I have in excess of a hundred Title entries for the Marvel Series and it is still growing as I continue to categorise my Marvel comics.

What I would like to have is a Universe entry of \"Marvel\", a Series entry of \"Iron Man\" and within that, Title entries of \"Volume 1\", \"Volume 2\", \"Volume 3\", etc. This would reduce the number of Title entries per Series, by adding in one further step.

I think this would tidy up the database no end (at least for me anyway). Alternatively, give us the ability to customise what data entries we want in the metadata for each comic.

I hope it's possible to do something about this as you have created an awesome program that gives me the ability to view, edit, categorise and sort all my comics, instead of the separate programs I've been using until now.
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Re:New metadata request. 10 years 3 weeks ago #10

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how about using imprint or publisher?
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Re:New metadata request. 10 years 3 weeks ago #14

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That would be possible for, say, Marvel, as no-one bar they're imprints prints comics in that universe. But some universes have been shared over time.

Example: Star Wars has been printed by both Marvel and Dark Horse (possibly others), Starship Troopers by Dark Horse and Markosia.

Even with Marvel, they haven't exclusively printed for that universe, they have printed comics that have no connection to the Marvel universe what-so-ever.

As far as I can see, this makes it difficult to separate which comics belong to which universe. This I think can be solved by a Universe entry in the metadata.
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Re:New metadata request. 10 years 3 weeks ago #34

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arcangel is right, however, there's nothing stopping ComicRack from having more than one entry for publisher, e.g. [Publisher=Marvel, Publisher=DC].

People can select to sort things by \"Universe\" or/and \"Publisher\" or/and \"Title\". Even better using a tree-like meta_data hierarchy where people can chose the primary, secondary, tertiary, and so on, order of meta_data entries.
E.g.
(1) \"Publisher\"=[Marvel, DC]
(2) \"Universe\"=[Marvel]
(3) \"Title\"=[Superman vs Spider-man]
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