New user: importing ISBNs issue

Rich Shepard rshepard at
Fri Jul 9 19:01:34 BST 2021

On Wed, 7 Jul 2021, Robby Stephenson wrote:

> That's as expected. Your books only have ISBN value, with no titles, so
> they show up with empty titles. If you select any of them, you can see the
> associated ISBN value. There's just no other associated information. You
> can select one and right-click or use command "Update Entry..." and some
> of your data sources can use the ISBN value to populate other things like
> title and author.


Thank you. Now that I understand I'm on my way. Have a couple of questions,

1) When I invoke Tellico there's a message box telling me it cannot load I assume this is where books are stored. Where would I find it
and how do I create it?

2) Importing a short .csv file (one ISBN per line terminated with a
semicolon) created a group called Empty. As I right-clicked on each book
icon and ran 'Update entry' some titles appeared in the Empty group while
others appeared in two newly-created groups Paperback and Hardback. How can
I move titles from the Empty group to either of the others?

3) I may have missed this when looking in the menus, but is there a way for
me to rename groups so there are categories more useful to me? Looking at
the entry for a single book I didn't see where I could specify a group
(either new or existing).

Thanks for your help,


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