New Library Export feature in 5.3 Beta 2

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Bradley Grainger (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 30 2014 8:58 PM

5.3 Beta 2 introduced a new Export feature for the Library and Collections. From the Panel Menu, choose Print/Export:

All these options are new for the Library.

"Save as Spreadsheet" will save a CSV file that you can import into Excel or Google Docs. "Send to Microsoft Excel" will export the same data, but run a lot slower (because it's limited by the speed at which data can be transmitted to Excel); I don't recommend it for more than a few dozen resources.

"Save as XML" will save your Library/Collection info in an XML file that can be read by Steve Clark's Logos Library Reporter.

The Collections Panel already had some Print/Export destinations (for Bibliographies), but now adds the same CSV and XML options for exporting the raw data.

Some ways in which this feature could be used:

  • Saving a snapshot of the contents of your Library
  • Comparing your Library before and after that upgrade to Diamond Smile
  • Comparing the results of two different Library filters (or Collection rules) if you're tweaking a collection
  • Comparing the results from two installations if you have a different count of resources in your Library on each computer

Tip: By default, exporting the Library only exports the visible rows (controlled by the current filter or the collection drop-down); however, if you set the filter to "*", Export will export information about all resources, including the data resources that don't normally appear in the Library (but are shown in Help > About Logos).

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 1 2014 7:00 AM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):
"Save as Spreadsheet" will save a CSV file

It appears to be a duplicate entry though since Excel is mentioned twice. (Yes I know the most popular...)

It should read:

Save as file:

   .CSV for Spreadsheet (Excel, etc.)
   XML

etc...

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 1 2014 7:50 AM

Export whole library as a list of Titles would be nice.

One click for list of all book titles than can be printed would be awesome and much appreciated.

Also, the ability to export an entire book contents without having to single select each individual check box would be neat too.

Blessings,

JoshinRI

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JoshInRI:
Export whole library as a list of Titles would be nice.

You can do this by saving as a spreadsheet, then deleting all the other columns.

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JoshInRI:

Also, the ability to export an entire book contents without having to single select each individual check box would be neat too.

We don't plan to add wholesale book export to Logos 5.

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