Handy Library Manager
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How to transfer books in the Japanese language into our small library software for Windows?

Handy Library Manager supports Unicode (UTF-8), an international encoding standard.

How to import Japanese Library Data into our small library software?

Nihon no toshokan dēta o chīsana toshokan sofutō~ea ni inpōto suru hōhō wa?


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Open your library data in Excel.

At the top of your Excel table, add one row and enter data field names used in our program (upper case, no space; precisely as they are in our Handy Library). Field names in the first row define data mapping.

The first row lists the following data fields: DATE_ADDED, TITLE, AUTHOR, TYPE, COAUTHORS, PAGES, ISBN, BARCODE, CALL, CUSTOM1.


Place the cursor in any area of your table. Use the Ctrl-A shortcut to select the data area of your table.

Click with the right mouse button on the selection to open a popup menu, click Copy.


Open Windows Notepad software. Click with the right mouse button to open the popup menu and click Paste.

Your book data is in text form (text file tab-delimited).


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  • On the File menu, click Save.
  • Select a folder, enter a name for your library text file.
  • Set the Encoding option to UTF-8.
  • Click Save.

Open Handy Library Manager, click Add Library Items. It will open the LIBRARY_NEW table.

On the Add Items tab, click Add Items From Text File to open your text file.



  • Click Select.
  • In the Text Format section, select Unicode Text (UTF-8).
  • Select your library-japanese-books.txt file.
  • Review the file in the file box.
  • Click Next.

  • Under Fields Separated By, select TABs (1).
  • Under Fields Delimited By, select Nothing (2).
  • In the Import Fields section, check First Line Contains Field Names (3).
  • Click Preview On Screen, verify three records.
  • Click Next.

Click Start Import.

The LIBRARY_NEW table lists all new items. Review data, add the missing information.

Select the Move-Item options and move newly added items into the main library catalog.

If something goes wrong, you can delete the new entries (Miscellaneous/Delete).



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