[Enhancement Request] Display Calculated Text Column like Comments in Book Details

Bug #2009304 reported by Jocelyn Tuohy
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Charles Haley

Bug Description

I would really love to be able to display a calculated text column in the Book Details pane like Comments or a custom Long text column (so, with a dropdown select for "Column heading" like in the custom Long text column configuration).

Right now I use a calculated text column with a python template plus the Entities Manager plugin to grab entity links or notes that meet certain criteria and display them as html in the Book Details. Even if I weren't using the Entities Manager plugin, I would still need this as I would still use a calculated text column (for example, grabbing the comments from the first member of a series that meets certain criteria). I'm trying to reduce redundant data entry for records that are essentially the same since Calibre can't handle multiple files of the same format in one record, and I have that happen with most of the books I own. I also like to use html lists, tables, etc. to organize the data, but it's awkward to have those on the left with other, regular fields.

Not a bug, but will still say: I'm using Calibre 6.13 on OSX.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

Changing the component for this bug.


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

It would be excellent if the OP can run calibre from source to test these changes.

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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Jocelyn Tuohy (hermitwife) wrote :

I would love to test this by running from source for you, but unfortunately can't get my environment to comply right now. Thank you so much for the quick response!

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Jocelyn Tuohy (hermitwife) wrote :

I've installed the latest version of Calibre, and this is looking great--thank you so much!!!

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