Indexing and searching PGN files prior to import

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FreeRepublic
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Indexing and searching PGN files prior to import

Postby FreeRepublic » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:53 am

I was slow to appreciate this feature now I miss it.

Background follows. I had Bookup under Mac OS 9 and I did my PGN file game selection in Exachess before importing the selected games into Bookup. COW Express had the ability to search PGN databases. At first I didn't use it (relying on Chess Assistant for this function), then really came to appreciate this built-in capability of COW Express. I recently bought COW Professional. I selected a pgn file and searched by ECO code, for example 2017games.pgn C80 to C83. COW Professional indexes the PGN file, but the search comes up empty (even though there are games to be found).

MikeAtBookup
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Re: Indexing and searching PGN files prior to import

Postby MikeAtBookup » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:38 pm

Huh. I will have to look at this. Obviously COW should search for PGN codes correctly. That code should(!) not have changed in the new 2016 versions.
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Re: Indexing and searching PGN files prior to import

Postby MikeAtBookup » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:45 pm

In testing this, I've had no problems asking for a specific ECO code or a range of ECO codes.

Can you send me a PGN file that you're having trouble with?
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Re: Indexing and searching PGN files prior to import

Postby FreeRepublic » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:25 pm

MikeAtBookup wrote:In testing this, I've had no problems asking for a specific ECO code or a range of ECO codes.

Can you send me a PGN file that you're having trouble with?


When I drag the Fischer file to this box (to add as an enclosure), I get the error: "Invalid file extension: Fischer.pgn"

MikeAtBookup
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Re: Indexing and searching PGN files prior to import

Postby MikeAtBookup » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:54 pm

The sample Fischer.PGN file does not contain ECO codes. It came from an older product of mine called "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" and it has just the minimum standard PGN header tags along with some comments used by that program.
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Re: Indexing and searching PGN files prior to import

Postby Malia » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:39 am

Exachess before importing the selected games into Bookup. COW Express had the ability to search PGN databases. At first I didn't use it (relying on Chess Assistant for this function), then really came to appreciate this built-in capability of COW Express kayak roof rack reviews
. I recently bought COW Professional. I selected a pgn file and searched by ECO code, for example 2017games


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