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Import from Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV

You can import an existing text or CSV file into Book Collector. The program has an import screen available with which you can import a limited set of fields: Full import via CLZ Cloud Limited import

Full import via CLZ Cloud

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV » Full import via CLZ Cloud

To perform a full import from a text or CSV file you can use the CLZ Cloud Import Tool. The steps consist of first importing all items into CLZ Cloud, and then syncing those items from CLZ Cloud to Book Collector on your computer. 1. Importing your Text/CSV file to…

Export to Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Export to Text / CSV

Here’s how you can export your collection to a text or CSV file: Click: File > Export to > Text… In the Export to Text screen, you can select the Sort Order (or use the Main Screen setting). You can also select the fields you want to export. Name your file…

Limited import

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV » Limited import

Contents Preparing for import Importing Updating your data Preparing for import With Book Collector you can import a .csv or text list. Book Collector’s text import is limited to these fields: ISBN, Title and Author. It is not possible to import any…

Core, Cloud and Connect explained

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect » Core, Cloud and Connect explained

What is Core? Core is the central online database with our item data and cover images In other words, Core is the source of the automatic data and images you get when using the Add Automatically feature in any of our cataloging solutions. The desktop versions have…

Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Frequently Asked Questions » Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Core, Cloud and Connect explained I do not see my own cover images after syncing.

Importing / Exporting

Importing / Exporting

Text/CSV import: Full import via Connect Limited import Export to Text/CSV/Excel: Export to Text / CSV Export to Excel Backup and Print: Creating a Backup Printing a Simple List

User Defined Fields

Managing your Database » User Defined Fields

If you feel like you’re missing a field you really need for your collection, the Manage User Defined Fields screen comes in handy. Add User Defined Fields to your Book’s Edit Screen You can add User Defined Fields to your own User Tab in the Edit screen.…

Export to Excel

Importing / Exporting » Export to Excel

Step 1: In Book Collector: Use the menu File > Export to > Text. Choose which fields you would like to export through the Fields button. Click ‘Browse’ to define a location for your export. Choose a filename for the export, and save as either .txt or…

Export to CLZ Books: “Device not found”

Troubleshooting » Export to CLZ Books: “Device not found”

If you can’t find your mobile device running CLZ Books using the “File > Export to > CLZ Mobile” with WiFi, there’s a few possible causes you can check to making it work: Contents Make sure you have Bonjour installed CLZ Books is not on the…

Unlocking the software

Licenses and Service Plans » Unlocking the software

Here’s how to install and unlock your software: Installing the software (if you are already running the trial edition, you can skip these steps) Download the full installer from your account at my.clz.com. After downloading, run the installer to install the…

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Automatic data and images from the central online book database Your database and images Software Licenses, Update Plans & CLZ Accounts Syncing with CLZ Cloud / Connect

Connection problems

Troubleshooting » Connection problems

If you have any kind of connection problems (e.g. no results in the Add Automatically screen), your best bet is to take a look at your firewall and/or router. Possible issues Things you can try Still having connection issues Possible issues: Book Collector…

macOS to Windows

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » macOS to Windows

If you’ve decided to move from macOS to Windows, you can bring your database with you to your new Windows computer by exporting it to XML, and importing the XML in Book Collector on Windows. Follow the steps below to transfer your program, your database and…

Sync with CLZ Cloud

CLZ Books Mobile App » Sync with CLZ Cloud

You can sync your collection from your Windows / Mac computer to CLZ Books for iPhone / iPad / Android via CLZ Cloud. Instructions can be found in our CLZ Books manual: I have an iPhone / iPad I have an Android mobile device

Adding Books Automatically

Adding » Adding Books Automatically

Introduction The Add Books Automatically screen is the fastest way to add books to your database. It enables you to connect to our central database and download detailed information to your own collection. You can search by title or by barcode then add the books…

Multiple collections

Managing your Database » Multiple collections

Book Collector allows multiple sub-collections within one database file. The collections will appear as little tabs at the bottom (e.g. like in Excel), so that you can easily switch between them. Create and manage collections Go to menu File > Manage Collections to…

Windows to macOS

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » Windows to macOS

If you’ve decided to move from Windows to macOS, you can bring your database with you to your new Mac by exporting it to XML, and importing the XML in Book Collector on Mac. Follow the steps below to transfer your program, your database and your images from the…

Download from CLZ Cloud is disabled: “Upload New Fields First”

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » Download from CLZ Cloud is disabled: “Upload New Fields First”

To get rid of this message in Book Collector, you need to upload to CLZ Cloud first: Open the CLZ Cloud sync screen in Book Collector via menu “CLZ Cloud > Synchronize” Click “Upload to CLZ Cloud Uncheck all Removals, Additions and Updates (so…

Exporting with Wi-Fi / USB

CLZ Books Mobile App » Exporting with Wi-Fi / USB

!We do not recommend using WiFi or USB export from Book Collector, we recommend using CLZ Cloud syncing. You can sync your collection from your Windows / Mac computer to CLZ Books for iPhone / iPad / Android via your home WiFi network, or by creating a file and…

Adding your first books

Getting Started » Adding your first books

Contents Introduction Creating your database Adding Books Automatically By ISBN By Author/Title Introduction One of the main features of Book Collector is that it automatically gives you full book details and cover images for the books in your…

What’s the difference between the Standard and the Pro edition?

Frequently Asked Questions » License / Service Plan questions » What’s the difference between the Standard and the Pro edition?

Extra Pro features that are not in the Standard edition: Queue Mode in Add Automatically screen: Save time by adding multiple items in batch, either by Title or by scanning multiple barcodes into the Search Queue in one go. Batch editing with the Edit Multiple…

Linking your books for CLZ Cloud

CLZ Cloud / Core » Linking your books for CLZ Cloud

Linking your books for syncing with CLZ Cloud Before uploading your books to CLZ Cloud from the Windows or Mac software, you can “link your books”. Book Collector, CLZ Cloud and Linking Book Collector is built around our central online database: Core…

How do I re-download the software for which I own a license?

Frequently Asked Questions » License / Service Plan questions » How do I re-download the software for which I own a license?

If you’d like to re-download the software you own, you can do so via your CLZ account.. This page is your personal access to your licenses and download links, to activate the free CLZ Cloud, to activate Service Plans, etc. Please select below what you’d…

Loan Manager

Managing your Database » Loan Manager

Introduction Book Collector’s Loan Manager allows you to track books that you’ve loaned, who you’ve loaned them to and when they are due to be returned. The Loan Manager can also warn you when a book on loan is overdue. Contents Loaning a…

Re-assigning Index Numbers

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Re-assigning Index Numbers

How Index numbers work Book Collector automatically assigns and increments index numbers. The Index value is assigned when you add an book to the database. The next book you add to your collection will have an index number that is incremented by 1. Each Index number…

Report / Submit to Core

CLZ Cloud / Core » Report / Submit to Core

Book Collector is built around the our central online database: Core for Books. It’s the central online database that is searched when you use the Add Automatically screen in Book Collector, and the central online database that is used to display all kinds of…

Choosing Columns

Browsing » Choosing Columns

Contents Adding or Removing a Column Change the order of the columns Create/change a Saved Column Preset Adding or Removing a Column: To add or remove a column, first access the Column Field Selection screen: Windows: Click on menu View > Columns > Select…

Sorting your collection

Browsing » Sorting your collection

With your collection stored digitally on your computer, sorting your list in various different ways can be done in a few clicks: Click a Column Header Sorting on Multiple Fields Sorting by Author/Title Sorting by Person fields Sorting on Date Added Click a…

I do not see my images anymore.

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » I do not see my images anymore.

Here’s how images work in our software: Images are not stored inside the database. The image files are stored separate from your database, in a folder on your computer (most likely in the Data/Images folder under the program’s folder in Documents). The…

Add, Edit, Merge List Items

Managing your Database » Maintenance » Add, Edit, Merge List Items

With every book you add to your collection, Book Collector stores common information in Lists. These lists come in most handy when add, or edit new books. All common information, such as Year, Genre, Format, Location, Owner, etc., is stored in Lists that you can…

Creating a Backup

Importing / Exporting » Creating a Backup

Automatic Database Backups Book Collector automatically keeps multiple time-stamped backups of your database file The software keeps multiple time-stamped database backups, saved to your Backups folder as “[yourdatabasename].*.BKCP_[timestamp]…

Grouping into Folders

Browsing » Grouping into Folders

Introduction Folder grouping allow you to browse your books grouped into folders. Almost any field in Book Collector can be set as a folder group option. You can also create folder grouping within different folder grouping. Book Collector comes with a variety of…

Managing your Wish List

Managing your Database » Managing your Wish List

Contents Introduction Collection Status Filters Adding to your Wish List Controlling your Wish List Introduction Book Collector’s Wish List allows you to keep track of books you desire, but don’t yet own. You can add books directly to your wish…