Renaming fixed-value text columns in tag browser fails.

Bug #1900921 reported by ownedbycats
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Charles Haley

Bug Description

Calibre 5.3 (x64), Windows 10 Home (x64)

Here is how I discovered the issue:

1. Have two fixed-value text columns named "Quickstart Guides" and "Reference Cards" Each of them had three books. I was in a virtual library.
2. Right-click "Quickstart Guides" in the tag browser, and rename it to "Quickstart Guides and Reference Cards."
3. Attempt to drag some books from "Reference Cards" onto the newly-renamed column.

Expected result: That it would change the columns.
Actual result: Nothing happened.

Further investigation showed that the column value hadn't updated in the "edit custom column" window.

Both "delete" and "delete in virtual library" were also available but I didn't test that.

Another oddity: I noticed that "Rename [column value] in Virtual Library" was also available. Same result with a silent fail, but if there's a way to fix it instead of just disabling the menu for fixed-values it may be something to take into account (e.g. would it append a new entry?)

Thank you!

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ownedbycats (ownedbycats) wrote :
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ownedbycats (ownedbycats) wrote :

Another point of note: I edited the column properly (merging the two values). Doing a bulk-edit informed me that there were invalid values that wouldn't show on the list. This indicates that the menu entries probably weren't supposed to be there in the first place.

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ownedbycats (ownedbycats) wrote :

Still another point of note: An instance where the Tag Browser rename does come in useful is when renaming a fixed-value in the proper way (through the column edit dialog). Renaming the now-invalid value to the valid one moves all the books over without bumping into that bulk metadata error.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Re: calibre bug 1900921

Changing the component for this bug.

 assignee cbhaley
 status triaged

Changed in calibre:
assignee: nobody → Charles Haley (cbhaley)
status: New → Triaged
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Charles Haley (cbhaley) wrote :

Plus an enhancement: add an editor to change the list of permitted values.

Changed in calibre:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Fixed in master

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

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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