Saving book files into database

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mnpix
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Saving book files into database

I am somewhat new to Alfa Manager, and maybe I am doing something wrong. I have been adding ebooks to a couple of databases I created using "add file". The problem is that the additions do not always "take" so to speak. It happens quite often that I will go into a database the next day and discover that entries I had added the previous day are not there. I have to add them again. I really don't want to have to check over and over to see if something saved or not. The way Alfa Manager is set up, there is no "save" button". I have not gone through all of the forum entries, but do others report the same problem? Am I doing something wrong?

admin
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Hi mnpix,
The database is updated when you close the Book Card after adding the file.
We have no other reports that books aren't saved
Please try to find out, what files aren't saved, after what actions, and please let us know

mnpix
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I am not sure exactly what you mean by "close the Book Card". Most times I will add all of the ebooks by one author. It might be 5 to 20 files at a time. After I add them, I will highlight the newly added author and see all of the newly added books. I usually don't open the book card of each book unless I want to change something. It's sometimes when I open Alfa Manager the next day that I see that that author and all of the books are not there.

admin
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Hi, you said that you add books via "Add File". At that the Book Card is opened.
Or may be you are adding books via Scan?

mnpix
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I have tried adding several ebooks today and everything worked fine. The newly added books and authors were still there after I closed Alfa Manager and then opened it up again. I know that intermittent problems like this are the worse to track down. I would like to pin down exactly what I am doing wrong. I add a single ebook or group of ebooks using “add file”. The books get added, and, if they are by a new author, a new author. You state that after I use “add file” to add the book to the database, the book card is open. What exactly should I do after I add books in order to close those book cards?

admin
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sorry, my mistake. The book card is not opened when you add file in the latest version.
Please send us your database file to support@alfaebooks.com for testing