I have all of my notes for my book in an external database. They include the following info:
- Card Title/Heading
- Body Notes
- Source Title (custom meta-data)
- Source Details (custom meta-data)
- Date (custom meta-data)
- Note Card ID # (custom meta-data)
I’m hoping to figure out some way to import the info and have it wind up in the correct fields within Scrivener.
From some other posts on the forums I get the sense Scrivener isn’t really designed to do this.
Anyone have any tips, tricks, or recommendations for doing this in a way that could be at least somewhat automated?
I can export the data from my database in any layout/form I need. So, for example, I can easily export one massive document with all my notes, include delimiters, then have Scrivener import and split the document at the delimiters (into separate Scrivener cards). So that’s pretty sweet.
But how about that other stuff? Like getting the Title into the card’s title field, same for the synopsis and custom meta-data. For these I could include them in the export of that one massive document, but going through a copy-and-paste operation on 7200 items is a tough pill to swallow.