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Fakebook Indexes for CSV import
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(01-21-2016, 02:26 AM)sciurius Wrote: I'm going to carry the use of CSV metadata a step further.

First, I'm currently finishing a tool that reads iRealPro data and formats this into a nice PDF. iRealPro songs contain a limited amount of metadata like title, composer, style, key, and tempo.
If the iRealPro data contains an iRealPro playlist, I produce a multi-page PDF document and the corresponding metadata CSV. In other words: a Fakebook plus index in one go.

For reasons not relevant here, my tool can also produce PNGs instead of a PDF. This brings me to the feature request to extend the use of metadata CSV for other imports (in particular, batch inport) as well.

For example, I have a folder with ChordPros or PNGs, each containing one song. I can batch import this folder, but it would be very nice if I could place a metadata CSV in the folder (or specify on the import dialog) so that all imported songs can have some metadata filled in.
I even think that given how far Mike already implemented support for metadata CSVs this won't be hard to add.
Implementation hint: Add a "filename" or "pathname" element to the CSV to match a file with its metadata.

That's a very interesting idea that I'll have to look into adding at some point.  I currently look for a PDF that matches the CSV name, and if that isn't found, I expect the first line of the CSV to contain a filename. I'm sure this doesn't really match the CSV spec, but I added it just in case it would be useful.  It seems odd to me to have a column for filename for the current CSV import mechanism, when that column doesn't apply to any of the song metadata (and then you have to set something for that column for every song).  I suppose if I supported populating metadata for new songs created through other import mechanisms, the filename could be specified as a column, but that would definitely require different parsing to handle that.
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Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 01-06-2016, 09:23 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-06-2016, 11:19 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-07-2016, 12:46 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by BRX - 01-07-2016, 12:54 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 01-07-2016, 04:21 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 01-07-2016, 04:28 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 01-07-2016, 04:34 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-07-2016, 05:02 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 01-07-2016, 09:28 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by BRX - 01-07-2016, 08:19 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-07-2016, 06:40 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 02-08-2016, 01:14 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 02-28-2016, 12:02 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by BRX - 01-07-2016, 08:14 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-07-2016, 08:39 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 01-12-2016, 10:06 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by aspiers - 01-19-2016, 09:42 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-19-2016, 10:57 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by aspiers - 01-20-2016, 02:33 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-20-2016, 10:52 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-21-2016, 02:26 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by Zubersoft - 01-21-2016, 04:59 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by aspiers - 01-21-2016, 03:43 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-21-2016, 04:44 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by aspiers - 01-21-2016, 05:08 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-21-2016, 04:49 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by aspiers - 01-21-2016, 05:24 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-21-2016, 07:38 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 01-21-2016, 08:20 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 01-21-2016, 08:47 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-21-2016, 06:50 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-21-2016, 06:57 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 01-21-2016, 08:20 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by BRX - 01-22-2016, 02:36 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 01-22-2016, 03:44 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 03-10-2016, 09:36 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 03-11-2016, 06:28 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 03-29-2016, 12:29 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by sciurius - 03-29-2016, 06:31 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 04-20-2016, 03:42 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 04-21-2016, 01:30 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 05-04-2017, 07:25 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 05-04-2017, 07:43 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 05-04-2017, 05:36 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 05-04-2017, 05:48 PM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 05-05-2017, 07:09 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by chrisss - 05-14-2018, 05:08 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by itsme - 05-14-2018, 05:57 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by chrisss - 05-15-2018, 01:29 AM
RE: Fakebook Indexes for CSV import - by reggoboy - 03-08-2020, 01:44 AM

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