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Batch Editing

0.02MB. Updated 2019-06-03.
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       Adds a new menu item to the card browser that allows you to: The changes will be applied to all selected notes that feature the selected field. USAGE Here's a quick instruction video that demonstrates these features: OTHER REMARKS The add-on uses the first selected note to generate the field list you're presented with. So please make sure to select a note with the right fields. CHANGELOG Version 0.3.0 – 2019-06-02 Important note for Anki 2.0 users: As this release completely overhauls the add-on structure, you will have to uninstall any existing versions of the add-on before updating. Otherwise you might end up with duplicate versions of the add-on that would interfere with each other. This should not be an issue on Anki 2.1 Fixed Changed You can view all past releases here. HELP AND SUPPORT Please do not use reviews for bug reports or support requests. I don't get notified of your reviews, and properly troubleshooting an issue through them is nearly impossible. Instead, please either use the issue tracker (preferred), add-on support forums, or just message me at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com. Constructive feedback and suggestions are always welcome! CREDITS AND LICENSE Copyright © 2016-2019 Aristotelis P. (Glutanimate) All credit for the original idea goes to /u/TryhardasaurusRex on Reddit who commissioned this add-on. Licensed under the GNU AGPLv3, extended by a number of additional terms. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. For more information on the license please see the LICENSE file accompanying this add-on. The source code is available on GitHub. Pull requests and other contributions are welcome! MORE RESOURCES Make sure to check out my socials for the latest add-on updates and news: @Glutanimate | / Glutanimate New: Receive notifications about new add-on releases via @AnkiUpdates Want to hire me to work on add-on for you? Get in touch at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK If you like Batch Editing, please give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends, so that more people can enjoy it! A kind request: Writing, supporting, and maintaining Anki add-ons like these takes a lot of time and effort. If Batch Editing has been a valuable asset in your studies, please consider using one of the buttons below to support my efforts by pledging your support on Patreon, or by buying me a coffee. Each and every contribution is greatly appreciated and will help me maintain and improve Batch Editing as time goes by!              Pro-tip: Lots of exclusive add-ons and other goodies await on my Patreon page. Make sure to check them out!


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Works but you can only add in images that you have screenshotted or saved on your computer. If you want to copy paste a bunch of separate images into the editor at once you're out of luck. Very annoying
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If you are a heavy Anki user, this Add-on is indispensable!
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I was able to easily add an image to a specific field in an entire set of cards in under 10 seconds! Thank you so much!!
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What a lot of time was saved, thank you!
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Thank you!
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Batch Editing saves time
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Thank you. Can you work on enabling coping/adding hyperlinks
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helpful and works!
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Great Add-on!
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so easy
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Is it possible to paste functional hyperlinks?
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thank you so much!!!!
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Very useful. Well done.
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very useful!
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very useful
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It's quite useful, thinka you!
Could you add one option for updating tag field?
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Such a handy add on
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Great addon! Thanks!
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Thanks! This helped me when I decided to add a new field to a note type.
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Please update to 2.1.50!

Don't let it die
Comment from author
Thanks for the rating, glad you enjoy the add-on!

Definitely planning to! One of my top priority add-ons after Review Heatmap is updated.
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I use this instead of anki's find and replace for most batch edits because it's quick and usually all I need.

One unique function I use often is batch adding images (including to reverse/remark/answer sides of image occlusion cards).
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Finally I can create reverse cards with one push of a button :'))
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Obsolete. Everything that this add-on does can be done better with Anki's built-in find and replace function.
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¡Qué maravilla!
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amazingly useful addon
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Made editing easier.
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Very good
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Thank you for this and all other Add-ons you provide for free. I'm a poor student from Brazil and I will surely support your work once I graduate and have money to do so!
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Bulk editing, perfect
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thank you so much Glutanimate!
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Should be implemented in Anki
Must have add-on
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the functionality of this add-on is already built-in in Anki:

* Select the cards you want to batch-edit.
* Choose ‘Notes’ → ‘Find and Replace…’ from the menu or hit Ctrl+Alt+F.
* In the ‘Find’ field type ‘^’ (without the quotation marks, of course…) if you want to add stuff before the content, ‘$’ if you want to add stuff after it or ‘.*’ if you want to replace it.
* Type in the ‘Replace With’ field whatever you want.
* Check ‘Treat input as a regular expression’.
* Press ‘OK’.

In fact, Anki’s Find and Replace mechanism is even more nuanced than that, as one can see in the documentation:
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great for adding stuff at the end
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very useful!
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No idea why I didn't look for this sooner. Glutanimate, you're a saint.
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BUT...Also generates cards. For example, if you have cards that use a template with 3 sides, but only have 2 active. This add one will not only do what it's designed to do (which is great), but also create a pointless card. You'll have to use the sort "card" column to find them and remove.
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it doesn't support regular expression😥
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Incredibly useful. Thank you so much for this addon!
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must have
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This is great. I needed to update tags on a group of notes wihtin a deck, and this did it in 5 seconds versus one at a time. Genius
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Perfect! Simple and efficient, and even allows one to undo the batch edit in case anything goes wrong.
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Works as intended, saves quite a bit of time when editing.
Just downloaded this addon, will definitely consider donating on patreon once I have used it more and it keeps saving me time.
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Works as intended!
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Very helpful! I tried to support you on Patreon, setting up an account there for the first time to pay you for your years of efforts and many helpful contributions to the Anki community, but Patreon suspended my account as soon as I set it up, for some reason. I've appealed the suspension; hopefully I'll be allowed to support you!
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Super useful! Should be part of Anki itself!
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thank you
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Really helpful. One suggestion, would like to be able to find/replace within individual fields.
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It is really useful, thanks a lot.
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Very useful!
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Amazing add-on, saves loooooots of time, love it
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I will cry if I remember time spend in editing cards without this addon
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Great add on!
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Great & extremely helpful! Only 1 suggestion for improvement; allow for adding content, specifically images, from the clipboard. As it is now, I can't add an image unless it's saved as a file.
Comment from author
Thanks for the kind words and feedback! This is definitely something I want to fix (adding images from the clipboard used to work, but then got broken in one of the recent Anki updates).
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Saves a lot of time ...
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Thank you so much... Love this Add on ....# Time Saver...
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Works great! saved me a good min!
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Helped me edit my collection of ~210 000 cards, thank you! <3
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I didn't know this existed. Man, it saved a lot of time. Thanks a lot man. Much appreciated :)
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big time saver
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Very useful!
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Batch editing helps in editing cards, especially in pasting numerous photos.
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Great for adding a reverse card quickly
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Looks great! Thanks
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excellent addon
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Works great. Thank you for making this.
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Great add-on, but the copying image from clipboard function is not working for me (Macbook, 2.1.21). When I click on the paperclip button after copying an image to my clipboard, it always just takes me to my files instead of pasting the image. Any way to fix this?
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A suggestion: I could add the pencil tool and the eraser tool, so that the elaboration of mental maps was possible.
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Absoultely essential add-on.
Please add an option to disable the line break when selecting "Add after", though. As someone who doesn't know python, it took me 10 minutes to find and remove the \n in the correct file. Even better would be to enable editing content that has line breaks itself. Currently, pressing ENTER or SHIFT+ENTER will always close the dialog.
Still, great add-on, thanks.
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Edited some information on a bunch of cards and worked perfectly, Thanks!
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Quick and easy. I add a field called "reference" to all my notes so that I can see the manual or tech pub where I got the info for that note from but I don't always type the title the same way on each note. With this, I can easily go back and select all the cards, change the reference title, and then filtering by that reference is more accurate.
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I used this as a first step to show a field in the backpart of a the notes ONLY if the content was not "---".
Adding the default value "---" to the affected field worked like a charm.
Thanks Glutanimate!

Reference of the ID:
Conditional output in card based on field value
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GameChanger when you need to edit tons of cards. Love it!
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super duper ☃
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Excellent. Thank you.
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Good job!
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Works great. Thank you.
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Thanks for your addon!!! I wish all your addon's would make it into the standard Anki edition!
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Very Good !
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wonderful Thanks!!!!
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EXACTLY what I was looking for, thank you so much!!! :-)
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So helpful!
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Thanks a million!
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Thanks a lot! You’re awesome ^___^
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This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you very much.
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great addition
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saves time
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One of the must-haves. Super easy to have and very useful. Works like a charm in version 2.1.13
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Confirming that it works on Anki 2.1.13. You saved me a ton of time, thanks!
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God bless you this is exactly what I needed!!

One issue I've noted though is that the 'add image from clipboard' function is giving me an error:

Debug info:
Anki 2.1.12 (eef86bf3) Python 3.6.7 Qt 5.12.1 PyQt 5.11.3
Platform: Windows 10
Flags: frz=True ao=True sv=2

Caught exception:
File "C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\291119185\browser_batch_edit.py", line 101, in _insertMedia
media_file = self._getClip()
File "C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Roaming\Anki2\addons21\291119185\browser_batch_edit.py", line 135, in _getClip
return unicode(image_path)
<class 'NameError'>: name 'unicode' is not defined

It still works though so long as I save the image first to the desktop! I'm on windows 10 with anki 2.1x.
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This has saved me an untold amount of time, particularly with custom card types like overlapping clozed cards or image occluded cards that I didn't fill out properly.
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absolutely amazing and necessary!! I have been adding a single fa pic per card to zaki deck and it was taking me forever!! thank u so much glutanimate
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Very useful when working with Advanced Browser
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so convenient
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Going to google to see if someone knows how to do this and finding someone who shared it with everyone is just <3
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My favorite addon- So freakin juicy. Keep them coming!
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Good! Thank you
It's very useful.
I often use it
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Thank you! Very useful! :)
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Useful for clearing a bunch of fields
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Love u!
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Does what it says on the tin.
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Aristotelis my man <3
Comment from author
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Fantastic. Thank you
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Works very good and it's easy to use. It's also immensely useful if you're migrating from standard note types to custom ones with more fields. Thank you.
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No reason to skip this addon. Easy to use and incredibly convinient
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Helped me out a huge amount
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Thanks fo much for this!
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This saves me so much time, thanks a ton!
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App works exactly as described. Saved me countless hours updating older images on large decks. Thank you!
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Amazing, saved me hundreds of hours by allowing me to add media in batches, thanks so much Glutanimate!
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So helpful

I've been adding little blurbs about the grammatical rules that apply to my foreign language flashcards, pasting them in one at a time. This is so much better. Thank you for the wonderful add on!
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Exactly what I was after

Thank you! This was exactly the functionality I was looking for (with one caveat: to be able to modify tags as well as fields). Very grateful, thanks!
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