Importing Calibre database - Genres and Tags

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Mr Reese
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Importing Calibre database - Genres and Tags

It appears importing a calibre database incorrectly identifies tags as genres.

In addition, while I can delete multiple authors in the authors popup, I can only delete one genre at a time in the genre popup.

admin
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Hi, Calibre imports these tags/genres from ebook metadata. In most cases these are genres, but sometimes - these are tags
You can edit genres/tags in multiple books using Books -> Edit Books tool

Genres (unlike Authors) have a tree structure. That's why it's impossible to select multiple genres

Mr Reese
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While that makes sense, it appears the calibre import did not import the genres/tags in a tree structure. They were simply brought over as one long list... Over 12,000 total. Deleting each one individually could take a while...

admin
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yes, that's a problem. We'll probably add an option to import tags or not

Mr Reese
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I would request they be imported as tags. There are far less genres to deal with. And tags are not nested, so easier to delete, correct?

admin
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yes, maybe it will be easier solution. I'll get in touch with you when we remake it