Date field details

Asked by Ray C on 2014-09-19

When I first started using Calibre, the date field would reflect the date when I imported a book, making it easy to find recent additions. In recent versions, sometimes that happens, and sometimes an older date appears.

What does the Date field represent?
Where does the Date for a new book come from?
Can I make Date consistently reflect "Date added" or can I create a "Date added" field?

I'm on Win7, usually updating Calibre as new versions appear. I import books by dragging them from Windows Explorer to the Calibri UI.


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

This is Ubuntu support, not Windows.

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Ray C (rcharbon) said :

This is Calibre support, isn't it?

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

This is the support area for persons who use calibre on Ubuntu. If you are using calibre on Windows, you might try finding support on

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Ray C (rcharbon) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.