Stamps Update

from Paul, February 8 2018

Looking at the hiding of leading catalogue numbers in stamp descriptions, which was a work-around for sorting stamps by catalogue number in the current version of Stamps, I am considering auto-hiding the catalogue number prefix, with the code below;

image

This means the same file opened in the current version of Stamps shows the catalogue IDs as prefixes to the description;

image

Whereas, in the updated version of Stamps (not released), these prefixes are hidden;

image

When editing the description in the update version of Stamps, e.g. add a 2 to the end of “NZ Govt Life Insurance Lighthouses no VR2″, the database should now be updated to the new description;

image

When this is saved, the original title is over-written so when opened in the original version of Stamps, the catalogue number is no longer present, as expected;

image

This being said, once stamp collectors have the new version, the automatic hiding is likely to be beneficial and means no need to add the overhead of Preferences.