Now Available: ComicBase 2020 v20.0.1 (Build 2724)

Customers with current subscriptions can download it directly from the Registrations page.

To Update: Just download and run the ComicBase Setup program again. The new setup will automatically update you to the current version--this will not affect your data.

Feeling adventurous?

You can check out the interim builds to get the very latest changes before they become available as a general update.

To Update: Just download and run the ComicBase Setup program again. The new setup will automatically update you to the current version--this will not affect your data.

Changes from v20.0.0

  • Added in a new "Jump to Item" command for the Items grid (right-click on the grid, or use F3 to use it). This lets you instantly jump to and highlight the first item in the list matching the item number you enter. This is useful to automatically scrolling to items in very long titles like Action Comics.
  • ComicBase now remembers your last Quick Change field instead of always defaulting to Qty In Stock
  • Automatically handles null notes fields when posting items for sale to Atomic Avenue
  • Collection reports squeeze in a little more room for long condition names (e.g. CGC grades) and very valuable items which would otherwise resulted in "####" being displayed
  • Automatically resets the theme to the default if an unknown theme file is detected in a database
  • The Grading Wizard now defaults to carrying the results into Grading Notes
  • When converting a database containing CGC and PGX grades, they're now given a sort order that will fit them in nicely with those in the Grading Sets (under Grading Setup)
  • "GD" comic conditions are automatically converted to "G" (the two conditions were redundant in ComicBase 2017 and earlier)
  • "Contains" searches for notes are now available
  • Fixed a problem creating a new database on the FREE and Express versions
  • Fixed an "index out of range" issue which could occur when printing Collection Reports
  • Fixes a few assorted issues with price and ID label printing
  • Psychic Typing has been implemented for creator, storyline, and appearance fields in both the grid and detail screens
  • You're now warned when you open or attempt to do work out of a backup, and offered a chance to turn it into a regular file
  • ComicBase and Sidekick now update your collection stats in the mobile app each time you Check for Updates (in addition to when you save a backup).
  • A couple of references to our test servers were left in, leading to trouble logging in/using web services. These have been resolved
  • ComicBase 2020 can now convert over ComicBase 2017 databases with missing or damaged Currency History or Versions tables
  • Converting a database from ComicBase 2017 checks for and deals with invalid/null data in Min Qty and other fields.
  • ComicBase 2020 will now accept old-style ComicBase 2017 custom barcodes as a backup method of finding comics.
  • Fixed a problem when trying to access the Reports menu when a title-based result list was on screen
  • Fixed drill-down to show issues when viewing a value breakdown in Collection Statistics
  • The Currency Exchange Rates window looks nicer
  • Currency variables weren't being retrieved properly on non-USD systems, leading to being unable to process updates.
  • Fixed a problem where auto-backups were not being created if the database was set to always optimize on close (really not needed anymore, but fixed anyway)
  • The grading wizard now uses "G" for "Good" grades instead of "GD"
  • Fixed a problem where price changes driven by changing the condition of an issue from the grid weren't being preserved.
  • A title's Marked state now shows properly in the title editing windows
  • Made visible the option to lock down Notes during content updates
  • Grading notes are transmitted as part of the sales file when posting to Atomic Avenue
  • Report previews now allow paging in the preview window.
  • Quick Changing of conditions is fixed.
  • When installing pictures and movies, cancelling out of the "Select Picture Folder" icon no longer prompts for the movies archive if that was also checked.
  • Titles' "In stock" status is updated when adding items by barcode.
  • Custom reports saved to the web now have less generic names.
  • Added additional error trapping to deal with bad image files when displaying the grid.
  • Schedule timers in Sidekick are now limited to executing between 1 day in the past and 32 days in the future.
  • The splitter which adjusts how much space is devoted to the header/grid sections now remembers is position, specific to each type of collectible, as well as for album vs. grid views.
  • Fixed a problem calculating value breakdowns in Statistics for very high dollar comics
  • The initial view for new and converted databases comes with a more nicely tailored layout/field choice. Go to Setup > Columns to view to customize which fields you see, as well as the column order.