[Enhancement] Merge “Identifiers” list in “Review downloaded metadata” dialog

Bug #1387619 reported by Joel C. Salomon on 2014-10-30
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Bug Description

I’ve got a library of Baen books, for which I’m using the “Download metadata” feature. One bit of metadata that is often found is the “webscription:” identifier.

The trouble is that the “Review downloaded metadata” dialog assumes I either want to keep the original information, or replace it with what was found online. For most fields this is OK, especially since the fields are editable. But for the “Identifiers” field, the most useful command would be to combine the two lists—but since there’s no button to do this, I need to manually edit every single book.

Would it be possible to add the ability to merge, rather than replace, the values in that field? Even if this were a drop-down option off the arrow button, this would still be much less work than manually copy-and-pasting the ISBNs, ASINs, &c., &c., for every book.

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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