3.7.1153/1154; UploadIt 114
have released updates to BookTrakker and Apps.
users need to close BookTrakker on all computers,
then update the main machine (server) first,
followed by each client, all with BookTrakker
closed. Do not ever run BookTrakker as a mixed
There have been reports from some network users of
incomplete updates on client machines. An error
message pops up on the installation that did not
update when you try and edit a record. If that
happens close on all computers, then doubleclick the
SendDB icon on your desktop for the computer
reporting the error, then contact me directly at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
BookTrakker is going to become multi-tasking going
forward, with some new features not usually
associated with the original design.
The changes and new fields you will see are:
1. Set record to upload if Save button is
clicked when scanning or editing an image. Useful
for adding images after the fact. You will still
need to upload images to your hosting service before
you do uploads if you are uploading Image URLs
2. Added CDRom to Binding choices for Book
Loader. Has to say CDRom or Cd-Rom or any
combination. Not case sensitive. You can create new
pages for CDRom's or update existing pages you
created previously by deleting the ASIN from the
ASIN field and uploading.
3. Changed Plugins button label to Apps. The
label on the button. Everyone understands Apps,
nobody understands Plugins. (Its going to take some
time to update all the Help online that refers to
4. Minimum/Maximum prices to Amazon. Tools
> Options > Pricing have fields for Minimum
and Maximum prices for all three Amazon services.
This is a global effect, applies to all records, but
only if they are uploaded. To apply to all listings
online will require an All Online Inventory upload
to Amazon. See:
If you are a Pro or Network user and do not have any
Pending Orders, and all Sold records have been
processed, you can use CheckIt to find records that
should be on Amazon but were removed for pricing
problems, and set them for upload. The upload will
add in the Minimum/Maximum prices for each record.
Default is .01/100000. Zero is not allowed.
I use 6 and 2000. If by some chance I price a record
below 6 or above 2000 then that record will not be
processed. It will generate an error.
5. Label Printing in Inventory and
Contacts (In beta. Needs work, definitely
incomplete) Print button now has a dropdown, Print
for the individual record as before or Label for an
individual label. Currently works with Dymo. Users
have to KNOW how to use the Dymo label printer, we
will not be able to supply instructions. Label setup
is on the default tab in Tools > Options. This is
a work in progress, definitely in Beta. A message
box will popup for every Label you try and print.
We needed to add printing of book labels for the new
Point of Sale (POS) app and decided that we can also
do the same for single address labels as well. My
comprehension of setting up the printers and label
design is Zilch, so please do not ask me how. I
think there are quite a few subscribers who do
understand this and can explain it. Once we have it
down pat we should be able to provide instructions.
We are working on adding the Zebra printer to the
An example of an Inventory label: http://www.booktrakker.com/Avocado/POS_Label.jpg
The barcode is for the Rec# below the barcode. When
we release the POS app you will be able to scan in
the barcode to add the record to an invoice in the
POS app. Eventually it may work with BookTrakker
invoices as well.
The expected cost of the POS app for those who are
interested is $50/mo for the first computer, $25/mo
for additional computers. Starting out it will be
very basic, doing the minimum POS operations. We
will add to it over time.
6. Copy Record # persists. This means if
you select Copy Record # and type in #2 when you do
New Record and Copy Once is not checked it will copy
Record # 2, over and over. Useful if you are doing a
copy from a default record and just making small
changes. I notice quite a few users do this, now it
will be a lot easier. (And work as originally
7. New check boxes for Credit/Discount/Tax. (CDT)
POS only for now, POS app not yet ready. We needed
to update the database so it would be ready for POS
release. These check boxes have nothing to do with
the current BookTrakker, we needed to add them in so
we could finish development of the POS app. We are
working on Invoices right now, for scanning books
out of inventory when sold through the POS app.
Eventually we may apply the CDT to current invoicing
in BookTrakker, where appropriate.
8. Changed display of dates on right side of
Prices tab. Now matches the left side.
9. Date Range in Hit lists no operates
properly, whether US or UK settings are used.
10. The error in marking books Sold by doing Edit
Record, then selecting Sold from the dropdown Status
list with the mouse is now fixed.
11. App Manager now displays a tool tip for each
Edition in the Choose BookTrakker Edition frame.
Hold your mouse over each Edition to see it. Pay
careful attention to the Basic and Advanced
Collectors Editions, note that they include (No
Uploads). Many users when changing computers have
mistakenly selected one of the Collectors versions
because of the posted price, only to find out they
cannot upload. Hopefully this will reduce this
12. The new App Manager also includes a button on
the Utilities/Messages tab for remote connections
via Teamviewer. Button is labelled Quick Support.
Teamviewer enables us to connect directly to your
computer for diagnostics or training. It is not
installed unless the button is clicked and you
13. Updates to CheckIt. Pro and Network users only.
After requesting and downloading/processing the
report from Amazon (Update ASINs and ISBNs) users
can click the check ASINs button to find records in
BookTrakker that are not on Amazon. Requires that
all Sold and Pending orders are processed out of
BookTrakker, as Sold or On Hold, then uploaded.
We have found that Amazon sometimes
"deletes" Active listings for reasons
unknown, Check ASINs will allow you to set these
records for upload. Doing so completely removes them
from the Amazon database, the next upload adds them
back in, as Active Listings.
14. Added a button to CheckIt, upper right,
to connect directly, after login, to the Amazon
Upload page so users can see where their files go,
and see the error reports. "Go to Upload
Processing Page on Amazon to View Processing
Enabled the Main Image check in UploadIt to persist,
all subsequent uploads will include Main Image for
Book Loader upload files, and if an ASIN or ISBN is
present then for Listing Loader files.
Added Ephemera to Book Loader so users can create
new product detail pages on Amazon for
for an example.