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Bookcat and internet.dll

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Bookcat and internet.dll

Postby freemann » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:17 pm

Today when I tried to download book info, Bookcat is reporting that all books are not found,even old books already found before.
Ideas?
Thanks in advance

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Re: Bookcat and internet.dll

Postby DougWilliams » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:46 pm

Works here (v10.24; DLL-v251). Tested with ISBN 9780399144462 and only Google Books.

What versions do you have? Also some example ISBNs please. Also what Sites are you using?

It's possible that in the "Options - Download from Internet" that the "Ignore Duplicates" is checked. When that happens BookCAT won't accept the ISBN because it's already in the database.
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Re: Bookcat and internet.dll

Postby freemann » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:24 pm

Everything is proper. Ignore duplicates not checked
Here are some sample isbns:
9781611802207
9781581579314
9781631592058
9781631591440
9781624035234
9781616289331
9781612434889
9781612125985
9781590306185
9781589237216
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9781583331613
9781742543697
9781579657352
9781579125882
9781578265992
9781570617942
9781561588824
9781551524382
9781512173031
9781511728355
9781508782698
Not found message is received for all, whatever sites I check
Firewall reports bytes out but no bytes in.
Permissions are ok and there for ages.
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Re: Bookcat and internet.dll

Postby DougWilliams » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:45 pm

Thank you. I was able to duplicate the issue.
Sometimes the Sites selected are problematic.
In my case having only Amazon first caused them to all fail.
It may be a temporary issue with Amazon or maybe Amazon changed how their lookup works. Case #1 requires patience waiting for them to fix it. Case #2 requires patiences and hope that Fredrik sees this and creates a fix for the Internet.DLL.
If you change your order or add more Sites you should start getting results.
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Re: Bookcat and internet.dll

Postby freemann » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:53 pm

Changing the order made absolutely no difference still no results.

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Re: Bookcat and internet.dll

Postby freemann » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:57 pm

Well going on one of the sites and pressing sort when amazon canada comes first and chosen some results are coming out.
Internet.dll seems broken at the moment.

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Re: Bookcat and internet.dll

Postby DougWilliams » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:08 pm

Have you tried a non-Amazon site?
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Re: Bookcat and internet.dll

Postby Roxie2401 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:43 pm

I'm not sure there really is a problem with BookCAt. I was able to find all the books except two with only Amazon USA checked for the search. In the case of the two "Not Found" - -- those particular books do not exist on Amazon so they do come up as Not Found - one does exist on Google, and in the one case there is an exact same book title on Amazon but with a different ISBN. https://www.amazon.com/Log-Home-Mainten ... +Schroeder

Maybe I'm missing something here, but I can find all the books with the above exception with BookCAT v10.24, Internet.dll v251

See attached.

I'm really new to BookCAT so if there is a problem, maybe I'm just not seeing it.
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Re: Bookcat and internet.dll

Postby freemann » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:50 pm

With Google first problem was there.
Anyway behavior is erratic.

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Re: Bookcat and internet.dll

Postby Roxie2401 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:23 pm

Really strange - I changed to Google First - made no diference; Amazon First - made no difference, Library of Congress First - made no difference ----- I can still find all the entries on the list, except two; search order doesn't seem to affect anything on my system.

I just can't duplicate the problem. I guess time will tell - like you said, it may be erratic behavior, especially if Doug got it to fail.


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