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Database Importer Scripts Comic Vine Scraper The importance of metadata in organizing and managing comic books has been already emphasized at many places earlier in the manual. Manually filling the metadata fields for comic books and fileless entries can be a very slow and inefficient process. Neither would it be easily possible to be accurate and complete. The Comic Vine scraper scrapes (reads, retrieves, and saves) comic book information from the Comic Vine online database, and automatically fills all the metadata fields in the Info dialog. To open the scraper, select a book (or a batch of books and either click the green icon on the library browser toolbar, or Right-click → Automation → Comic Vine Scraper.

Settings The Comic vine scraper dialog pops up. If you are new to it and wish to proceed straightaway, just click the Start scraping button. If you wish to tweak the scraper to your taste, click the Settings button.

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Clicking the Settings button open up the comic vine scraper settings dialog. It contains 4 tabs: Details, Behaviour, Data and Rescraping. The details tab contains a large number of checkboxes. These are the metadata fields that you will recognize from the Info dialog. By default, all fields are selected. You can select the fields you would like to update. You also have the buttons for selecting all or no metadata fields.

The Behaviour tab contains 5 options: i. Selecting this option lets the scraper ask only once for all comics belonging to a single series. ii. With this option on, every comic book scrape is preceded by a prompt for the series name. This comes in handy when the comic books that have to be scraped have mis-spelt file names. iii. Uncheck this option if you have a slow internet connection. However, in usual scenarios, we recommend this option enabled, as it increases the functionality of the scraper by displaying cover images of the series/issues being scraped. iv. Uncheck this option to hide the initialization dialog v. Uncheck this option to hide the summary dialog

The Data tab contains 3 options: i. Use this option to convert imprints (like Vertigo) to parent publisher (like DC). ii. Selecting this would overwrite any metadata fields already filled in the Info dialog. You also have a sub-option for not overwriting old values with empty new values. iii. Just as it can get you comic book metadata, the scraper can also fetch thumbnails for fileless comics from the internet. Select this option to allow the scraper to download and update fileless comics’ thumbnails. You also have a sub-option for not overwriting pre-existing thumbnails.

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ComicRack Manual (5th ed)  

600Wpmpo. The ComicRack manual : for ComicRack 0.9.142 and beyond / by 600Wpmpo. -- 5th ed. p. cm. Includes index. 1. Computer software 2....

ComicRack Manual (5th ed)  

600Wpmpo. The ComicRack manual : for ComicRack 0.9.142 and beyond / by 600Wpmpo. -- 5th ed. p. cm. Includes index. 1. Computer software 2....

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