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ReLink Core Variant + Improved Card View

August 5th, 2022

In today’s update for your Comic Connect software, one new feature and some further tweaks to the new Vertical Card View (based on your feedback):

  • Relink Core Variant: easily link your local entry to a different variant in Core
  • Improved Vertical Card View: now including Grade/Value and Collection Status

Relink Core variant

In preparation of the CovrPrice integration for comic values, we are making sure our Core is as complete as possible, that is, with all missing Direct Editions, Newsstand Editions, UK Price Variants, Canadian Price Variants and Australian Price Variants. We even have a special topic about this in our “CLZ Comics” group on Facebook, where group members are reporting series with missing variants.

Now it could be that the specific variant you own was NOT in Core yet when added it to your database, but IS listed NOW. In that case, you of course want to change your Core link to the correct variant, so that:

  1. When you use Update from Core, you will get the data for the correct variant
  2. When you update your values from CovrPrice (as soon as that is live), you get the value for the correct variant

Now this WAS already possible in Comic Connect. Just Unlink from Core, then use Link with Core to re-link.
But with today’s update, we made it a lot easier, with the new “Relink Core Variant” tool. It lets you link your local entry to a different variant in Core, e.g. from Direct to Newsstand. Doing so will automatically update and overwrite all relevant information, like the Variant letter, the Variant Description, the cover image, barcode, cover date, etc…

You can find the Relink Core Variant command in the menu of the comic details panel. In screen that pops up, just tap the correct variant, then tap the blue “Link to variant” button at the bottom right.

Improved Vertical Card View

The recently introduced Vertical Card View has quickly become the favorite view of many users. However, after the introduction, we did get some suggestions from users for making it even better.

Many users, including myself (Alwin), were instantly missing the Grade and Value information (which IS shown in List View and the Horizontal Card View). So in today’s update we added those to the Vertical Card View too. To accommodate that extra information in the card panel, we move the Series name to the top of card, nicely centered above the cover image.
(note that the series name is not shown when inside a specific series folder)

Recent changes

New: Jump to Issue feature (aka “the sniper button”) May 24th, 2024 Use Edit Multiple to set Creators & Characters May 2nd, 2024 Value Totals for any issue list April 17th, 2024 Improved managing and editing of pick list fields April 8th, 2024 Connect is now available in Swedish! February 21st, 2024 Connect is now available in Danish! January 30th, 2024 Improvements to the Collections and Edit Multiple features November 20th, 2023 Add Comics : better “In Collection” indicators when using Hide Variants mode October 31st, 2023 Complete re-design of Edit Multiple feature October 30th, 2023 Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 30th, 2023 Filter your Series list by Completed status October 25th, 2023 Improved search results in the Link with Core screen October 12th, 2023 Connect is now available in French, Spanish and Hungarian! September 29th, 2023 Modify the Creators and Character lists of your comic entries! August 17th, 2023 Improved Import from CSV/TXT screen August 16th, 2023 Printing / Exporting a selection is now much easier August 10th, 2023 Connect is now available in German! July 4th, 2023 Re-designed collection tab-bar May 4th, 2023 New look for the Series folders May 2nd, 2023 Connect is now available in Dutch! April 27th, 2023 Three new slab-related fields, plus a new look for slabs! March 1st, 2023 New report after Updating Key Info January 30th, 2023 View Last “Update Values” Report November 2nd, 2022 CovrPrice Values: Export to CSV or Print to PDF October 28th, 2022 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022