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books not showing after adding

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Mar 8, 5:39pm Top

I have adding books to my collection but when I go out of admin to search for them they do not appear. If I go back to admin and put the book in again it says the book is in the system/. UGH! WHy isn't it appearing? What am I doing wrong?

Mar 8, 5:49pm Top

It would help if you gave some specific examples.

When I look at your library, I see a slew of books added today.

Mar 8, 6:04pm Top

>1 lgiven: It's also worth noting that it typically takes 10-15 minutes for newly-added items to be indexed by Your Books search. If you want to make sure they're there, here are two suggestions:

- Look at your Recently Added section on the Add Books page
- Sort Your Books by Entry date. Clicking on any column header will sort by that column, and you'll see a small arrow appear next to the column header name. Clicking it again will reverse-sort on the same column. If you don't see Entry Date in Your Books, you can add it on your Display Styles settings.

Edited: Mar 8, 6:12pm Top

I can confirm that the last six books entered are not showing up in your search.

Since these show up on your profile that is easy to check. As >3 lorannen: says, there is usually some lag before books show in search, so checking for them in another way at first is a good idea.

Mar 9, 4:14pm Top

The books seem to be showing up in search now.

Mar 9, 8:09pm Top

For future reference, you can also sort by a column that's not displayed in your catalog, by clicking on the up and down arrow icon and selecting the relevant column from the drop-down list. It's not nearly as convenient as clicking on a column heading, but is simpler than changing the display style, and for a few fields like total number of members it's the only way to sort, since they can't actually be selected as independent columns for display

Apr 18, 6:15pm Top

I've been having trouble with this intermittently as well. I understand a few minutes delay but I've been having hours. When I'm trying to verify my inventory of an author and can't see what's been added today that makes it difficult. The Add Books list only gets you the last ten titles added. Just wanted to put out there that this is still an issue since no one has commented lately.

Apr 18, 7:07pm Top

Since you wanted specifics, I added ISBN 0723206007 over an hour ago, but it's still not showing.

Edited: Apr 19, 12:59am Top

>7 BookHavenAZ: You can always sort by author and find them that way.

BTW 'Reported' is the highest priority. 'Needs discussion' is very low priority.

Apr 19, 12:20pm Top

I did sort by author. Didn't bring up the newer entries.
I didn't think this was really high priority. It seems to work after a day or so, but it's still a pain in the butt so I wanted to keep the thread active.
And that ISBN is still not showing on a search by ISBN, title or author (Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter).

Apr 23, 2:23pm Top

It seems to be working promptly now. Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

Apr 23, 2:25pm Top

But for some reason that particular ISBN doesn't come up still, but when I add it through Add Books it says it's a duplicate. Weirdness.

Apr 23, 3:25pm Top

Very strangly, if I search your library with style A I get the book, but if I change to style E I get 'No books found'.

Stop! For some reason changing the style also changed the search from All fields to titles/authors. With that fixed I get the book listed as having been entered today.

Apr 25, 6:29pm Top

That's the one I had entered that same day. The original is in the ether somewhere. Really strange.

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ID: 304604

Category: Uncategorized

Assigned to all

Reported by lgiven

Status: Needs discussion

Apr 23, 2:25pm

33 days since last change

By BookHavenAZ

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Reported. lgiven (Mar 8, 5:39pm)

Needs discussion. BookHavenAZ (Apr 18, 6:15pm)

Needs discussion. BookHavenAZ (Apr 18, 7:07pm)

Needs discussion. BookHavenAZ (Apr 19, 12:20pm)

Needs discussion. BookHavenAZ (Apr 23, 2:25pm)


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