[Tellico-users] Amazon search times out on large data sets
Todd A. Jacobs
nospam at codegnome.org
Sat Nov 21 21:45:10 UTC 2009
If you search for multiple ISBNs (e.g. 28 at a time) the Amazon search
is unreliable. Usually, 2-6 results will come back as "not found," even
though subsequent searches will return the correct results. However, the
fact that there's no way to resubmit just the failed searches--or to
even identify which obnes have failed in the edit box--means having to
carve up the list into no more than 4-5 ISBNs at a time for submission.
Is is possible to have the search check for some sort of timeout
condition, or to pop up a secondary search box to resubmit just the
failed elements? If nothing else, returning to the main multi-edit
window and showing the successful/unsuccessful matches with a different
font (e.g. italicizing the ones that didn't go through) would be a huge
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