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One of the most popular features we added to the Comic Connect in the past few years is the Pre-fill screen. You know, the screen that pops up when adding new comics from Core and lets you “pre-fill” some fields for the new additions, right there and then. Without having to go back and edit the entries afterwards. A big time-saver for most users.

The set of fields that is available on the Pre-fill screen has always been fixed, limited to Storage Box, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, Quantity, Grade, Grading Company, Raw/Slabbed and Tags.

However, after the release of this feature, we instantly started getting requests for more fields to be added to the Pre-fill screen. Which makes sense, I mean, if you always fill in a field that is not on the Pre-fill screen, you would have to “edit after adding” anyway, rendering the entire Pre-fill screen useless…

So today we are taking the Pre-fill feature to the next level by making the screen completely user-configurable. That is, to allow you to choose your own Pre-fill fields!

And while we were at it, we made some other related improvements. Here’s what’s new today:

  • User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields
  • Pre-fill: new for personal Date fields: Fill with “Today”
  • Pre-fill: new for Purchase Price: Use “Cover Price” minus your discount percentage.
  • The Pre-fill screen is now also used to set field defaults

User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields

Out of the box, the new Pre-fill screen will start with the fields that have always been on the screen: Storage Box, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, Quantity, Grade, Grading Company and Tags.
But now, you can remove and add fields to fit *your* needs!

To get started: In the Pre-fill screen, on the bottom right, tap the little “gears” icon. This will open a screen called “Pre-fill Fields”. There, you can check and uncheck fields.

TIP: use the drag icons to change the order of the selected fields on the right! Some fields take half the Pre-fill screen width, other fields are full width. So you may want to play around with the order of fields to get the most “compact” layout.

Pre-fill: new for personal Date fields: Fill with “Today”

New, in the Pre-fill screen: “Fill with Today” toggles for the Purchase Date, Reading Date and Last Bag/Board Date fields.
If you add one of these fields to your Pre-fill screen, they will automatically show an extra “Fill with Today” toggle on the right of the input box, which will always automatically set the date to today’s date. Super useful if you are always adding your new comics on the same day you purchase them!

Pre-fill: new for Purchase Price: Use “Cover Price” minus your discount percentage

The Pre-fill screen already allowed you to automatically set the Purchase Price to the Cover Price. But many users are getting a fixed discount at their LCS, so requested a feature to automatically subtract that discount from the Purchase Price. A great idea, so here it is! 🙂

The Pre-fill screen is now also used to set field defaults

The functionality of the Field Defaults screen and the Pre-fill screen has always been comparable, so we figured it was the time to merge the two. The old Field Default screen has now been ditched and you can now set your field defaults with the Pre-fill screen, through the new menu option “Pre-fill Settings”.
The main advantage: you can now set field defaults for any field you want 🙂

NOTE: if you disable the Pre-fill screen, so that it does not show when adding, then you can use the “Pre-fill fields even when screen not shown setting to use the chosen values as field defaults.


Recent changes

Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! March 4th, 2022 Minor Keys vs Major Keys and Key Categories January 12th, 2022 New “Add from Core” settings: select which fields you want to download from Core November 25th, 2021 New: Progress bars for slower actions November 24th, 2021 Improved Missing Comics screen November 10th, 2021 Automatic key comic info from Core and lots more November 8th, 2021 No more automatic comic values from GoCollect October 29th, 2021 Search by Barry / Cloud Visibility per Collection September 21st, 2021 Easier Columns & Sorting / remove Core covers / more Field Defaults September 1st, 2021 Enhanced Collection Status filter and new Update from Core tool August 16th, 2021 New: add website links to your comic entries March 18th, 2021 3 new settings to save screen space February 19th, 2021 Now download values in other currencies January 29th, 2021 Improved Pre-fill screen for adding comics December 10th, 2020 New: Missing Comics tool! December 7th, 2020 Add Comics by Series *and* Issue Number November 5th, 2020 New “Updated Values” report after updating values from GoCollect November 3rd, 2020 Various improvements July 27th, 2020 Auto-Fill Purchase Price with Cover Price July 16th, 2020 Improved “Edit Multiple” screen July 15th, 2020 Better barcode recognition for older comics! May 28th, 2020 New Crop and Rotate tool for cover images May 20th, 2020 Choose all Collection Status options when adding April 6th, 2020 Many new customization settings March 26th, 2020 New Shelves View March 19th, 2020

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