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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 2 2014 8:00 AM

Tes:
Hi Steve, I am glad  to see you on the forum again.

Thanks Tes

Dave Sloma:
Thanks Steve.  Works great!  A blessing to see my library for greater clarity.

Thanks Dave, glad you like it.
What version of Windows are you running? (just for the record)

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Timothy Brown | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 2 2014 8:10 AM

Thanks very much, Steve. Beautiful work!

Windows 8.1 64-bit, Core i5-3330, 8GB RAM

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 2 2014 7:16 PM

Hi Timothy,

Timothy Brown:
Thanks very much, Steve. Beautiful work!

Thank you for taking time to let us know that LLR installed for you!

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 3 2014 10:16 AM

Hint

After pressing the Read DB button and you see the Date is newer than one in your Saved Catalog DB,
Then you will probably want to press the Save DB button to add this new catalog to your Saved Catalog DB.
Then you can go to the Report tab and run the Summary of differences report to see what has changed.


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[Note: in new ver 1.0.3.2, after using the Read DB button, there is a line in the Status window letting you know 'if' or 'if not' that the just read catalog was found in your Saved Catalog DB. If it says "SUGGEST using the 'Save DB' button", then i recommend doing just that. Afterwards you can run the Summary report between the newly added catalog and another one to see what has changed.]

 

EDIT:  a user emailed me asking what LLR was used for, so i replied back to him the info below. This might be a more concise description of LLR than you may have grasped from the website's description.

LLR generates various reports on changes in your Logos Library over time. It requires that you run the program regularly to see if a newer catalog version has been found (per the Read DB button). And if so it requires that you add the newer catalog info to the programs database (per the Save DB button). Then you can go to the Reports Tab and run a report (Summary) on the changes after identifying which catalog Dates that you want the program to use in the report. After it generates the report, the program opens the report in your internet Browser.

Since the maximum benefit is reports over time, then when you first install and run the report you will only have a single date for a catalog. And this will not allow you to generate a Summary report until some time in the future once that you have added at least a 2nd date to the database.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 3 2014 12:51 PM

 
   New Update to LLR is available     (ver 1.0.3.2) 

This update has 3 Fixes and 3 new Features. See the release notes to view these changes.

For those who want to install this new Update, please go to the Download page on the website and follow the instructions.
[users who already have LLR installed, please follow Step 1 carefully]

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 3 2014 1:01 PM

Nice, Steve. I finally got a chance to try this out. I'm not really all that interested in the reports showing differences between previous versions of my catalog and current, nor do I have other people whose catalogs I want to compare mine with. What I'm really looking forward to, though, is the hidden books report (still to come), since there is no way to see anything more than the titles of those in Logos. Sometimes I'm looking for books to unhide and would like to be able to look for them by other metadata than the title.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 3 2014 1:06 PM

Hi Rosie,

Rosie Perera:
What I'm really looking forward to, though, is the hidden books report (still to come)

This report is already included in LLR (you might have read an older post in this thread)

Rosie Perera:
Sometimes I'm looking for books to unhide and would like to be able to look for them by other metadata than the title.

Well you will not find it in LLR Sad. The db that LLR reads only has 2 fields (Title & ID). Sorry...

EDIT: you might try copying the Title from LLR's (Hidden books report) and searching Logos' site for the book to get more info on that title.

[Just noticed that the word (future) is still on that report's radio-button.
 Will fix it and post the new installer (but will not change the version #)]  (new installer is on the website)

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 3 2014 1:31 PM

steve clark:

Rosie Perera:
What I'm really looking forward to, though, is the hidden books report (still to come)

This report is already included in LLR (you might have read an older post in this thread)

No, I was looking at the UI in the LLR which I just downloaded and installed today:

Maybe you've implemented it already but forgot to remove "(future)" from the radio button label.  (EDIT: Oops, I just saw you'd realized that and had edited your post above.)

steve clark:

Rosie Perera:
Sometimes I'm looking for books to unhide and would like to be able to look for them by other metadata than the title.

Well you will not find it in LLR Sad. The db that LLR reads only has 2 fields (Title & ID). Sorry...

EDIT: you might try copying the Title from LLR's (Hidden books report) and searching Logos' site for the book to get more info on that title.

Bummer. The whole point of my wanting something like this would be if I couldn't remember the name of the title and wanted to find it by author (e.g., for Perseus books, wanting to unhide something/anything by Plato, but not remembering any of his titles -- a hypothetical scenario since I *can* remember Plato titles, but this has happened for me before with other authors). Or I've sometimes wanted to filter my hidden books list to show all the ones that were ancient manuscripts, or all the ones that were in Greek or Latin, in case there was one I wanted to unhide. But if Logos doesn't include that info in the database, then I guess there's nothing you can do about it. I hope someday Logos will do a fuller implementation of the hidden books feature that would allow us to do most of the things we can do in our library (filter/sort) on the hidden books list.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 3 2014 1:38 PM

Rosie Perera:
Maybe you've implemented it already but forgot to remove "(future)" from the radio button label.

That is exactly what happened. See my previous post. i have recompiled, zipped, & uploaded the new installer fixing this. (i also downloaded the installer and ran a clean install to ensure everything works)

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 3 2014 1:54 PM

I edited my post after noticing you'd edited yours. See also the extra paragraph I added.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 3 2014 1:58 PM

read it...sympathize with your dilemma.

EDIT: Thanks Rosie for pointing out the error of leaving (future) on the radio-button! i have included this in the release notes on the website.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 3 2014 6:29 PM

steve clark:

   New Update to LLR is available     (ver 1.0.3.2) 

This update has 3 Fixes and 3 new Features. See the release notes to view these changes.

Hi Steve.

I was getting errors running reports, so I thought to remove MyReports (the folder) & regenerate the catalogs (the previous version was 1.0.2.0). It is now running fine on Windows 7 but I won't be able to test the headings in Win 8 for a while.

Dave
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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 5 2014 6:28 PM

 
   New Update to LLR is available    (ver 1.0.3.5) 

This update has 3 Fixes and 2 updates. See the release notes to view these changes.

For those who want to install this new Update, please go to the Download page on the website and follow the instructions.
[users who already have LLR installed, please follow Step 1 carefully]

Edit: if you find a problem with LLR, please email me: admin [AT] clark-tx [DOT] net    
  Also please attach the LogFile (Documents\Logos Lib Webpage\LogosLibReporter_Logfile.txt) to your email.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 7 2014 4:48 PM

 

   Alert:  another build to come out soon     (ver 1.0.3.?)

Dave has found a problem with the LastUpdated field in LLR's database!
This can cause erroneous LastUpdated data to be used in your reports!

So make sure you use the Backup DB button to save a copy of your Logos Catalogs
[you will be able to use these backups to Rebuild catalogs in your LLR database.
 i will add a section in the website for steps on rebuilding a catalog in your LLR db.]

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 8 2014 1:00 PM

 
   New Update to LLR is available    (ver 1.0.3.8) 

This update has 2 Fixes and 3 updates. See the release notes to view these changes.

For those who want to install this new Update, please go to the Download page on the website and follow the instructions.
[users who already have LLR installed, please follow Step 1 carefully]

It is recommended to Rebuild your LLR catalogs.

Edit: if you find a problem with LLR, please email me: admin [AT] clark-tx [DOT] net    
  Also please attach the LogFile (Documents\Logos Lib Webpage\LogosLibReporter_Logfile.txt) to your email.

.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 8 2014 6:14 PM

steve clark:
   New Update to LLR is available    (ver 1.0.3.8) 

Installed Ok in Win 7 and Last Updated is fixed.

Dave
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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 8 2014 8:40 PM

Dave Hooton:
Installed Ok in Win 7 and Last Updated is fixed.

Dave,

Thank you for letting us know that it is working for you!
An even bigger thanks for all your time and help in resolving these problems!!!

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 10 2014 8:41 AM

 

   Tip: 

You might not have realized that it is wise to use the Read DB button periodically to see if Logos has a newer version of its catalog.db.

If you periodically use this button, you will see in the Status box a line which says:
    SUGGEST using the 'Save DB' button, this catalog date is Not in your 'Saved Catalog DB'
when a newer Logos catalog version was found!

This indicates that your just read catalog has a different date. You would want to use the Save DB button to add this version of your catalog to LLR's Saved Catalog DB. Then you would probably want to go and run a report to see what differences were found.

[e.g. i usually run the Summary of differences between catalogs report; setting Catalog-A to the newest catalog just saved, then set Catalog-B to the previous date. This allows me to generate and view a report of the changes between catalog dates. Not every new catalog version will have visible changes as noted by the report. But when meta-data or LastUpdated changes or new books were added or books were hidden, then the summary report reveals these.]

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 11 2014 10:50 PM

Randy,

your idea is a very good one.

Randy W. Sims:
Is it possible to compare Libraries with other users by using the Backup feature? Zip up one of the directories in .\Documents\Logos Lib Webpage\MyBackups, transfer to another computer, unzip, Copy from Backup, Read DB, Save DB.

Steps to copy Logos Catalog files from Someone Else's computer to yours
so you can view it in LLR's reports

Note: when you see LLR below, it is abbreviations for the program Logos Library Reporter.

  1. Run LLR on someone else's computer (make sure they use the Backup DB button after using the Read DB button)
     
  2. Use windows explorer on their computer to find which backup folder you want in the
    Documents\Logos Lib Webpage\MyBackups folder to copy over to your computer.
     
  3. In windows explorer right-click on the backup folder that you want to put on your computer and in the drop-down menu click on
    Send to->Compressed (zipped) Folder (windows explorer will create a zip of that folder).
     
  4. Now copy this zipped folder to a Thumb-drive (flash-stick) and take it to your computer.
     
  5. On your computer connect the Thumb-drive and view it with windows explorer and find your zipped folder.

  6. double-click on the zipped folder and keep opening the folders in the zip until you get to where you see 2 files (catalog.db & ResourceManager.db).
     
  7. Copy these files from the zip and paste them into Documents\Logos Lib Webpage folder on your computer overwriting the ones already in that folder.
     
  8. Now in LLR check the box "Just use the catalog ..." and press the Read DB button.
    (LLR will now read the catalog you copied from the other computer.
    Don't forget to use the Save DB button after the Read DB button is finished to add the new catalog info into LLR's Saved DB.
    Also when you use the Save DB button and get the prompt window, you will probably want to add the OWNER's name there so you will know in reports who's computer the catalog came from)

P.S.  After you finish the above steps: 
         Don't forget to uncheck the box "Just use the catalog ..." before trying to get a fresh copy of the Logos catalog files on your Computer!

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Martin Folley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 12 2014 1:20 AM

Hmmmm ... Big Smile

I have not tried it yet but this should work for copying a Mac db into a windows VM ? ... and not having to download all my resources into the VM? (not to mention the indexing!)

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