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Newly added books not coming up in a search

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Jan 3, 2:31pm Top

I just added/scanned a couple new books to my collection on the LibraryThing app. I can see them in recently added, my collection total is increased, if I scroll through my collection they are there, but if type the title into Search all I get is “no results found.”


Jan 3, 2:41pm Top

The site search or your account search? If it is the site search, just give it time - the server needs some time to add them to the indexes.

If they still do not show up in a few hours, then we may have a problem but as a rule, books need some time to become available in search.

Edited: Jan 3, 3:10pm Top

It also takes a while for newly-added books to appear in your personal search.

As a workaround, you can click on the book in Recently Added, then click on the title in Your Book Information to get to a catalogue view of that book.

Alternatively, if you added a bunch of books that you want to see in your catalogue, you can add an Entry Date column to your catalogue view and sort by that.

Jan 3, 3:05pm Top

Yeah, true. Although they seem to appear faster in the personal search than in the site-wide one.

Jan 3, 4:17pm Top

Thank you so much for the quick replies! It’s working now! Which is fantastic because 18 more books were just delivered that I will need to add! Ha ha ha...

Jan 3, 6:23pm Top

Yes, >4 AnnieMod: is right. Books should appear within a matter of about five minutes in Your Books search. Site search can take longer—typically a day or two.

>5 jnhk: Glad to hear they're appearing there now. Let us know if you run into this issue again.

Edited: Jan 3, 6:53pm Top

Here's a link to another discussion of the issue: http://www.librarything.com/topic/188005

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ID: 280241

Category: Uncategorized

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Reported by jnhk

Status: Closed by staff

Jan 3, 6:23pm

263 days since last change

By lorannen

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Reported. jnhk (Jan 3, 2:31pm)

Closed by staff. lorannen (Jan 3, 6:23pm)


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