Once you’ve entered your collection’s data, ComicBase gives you a number of ways to view and get reports on it, depending on what you’d like to do with the data.
If you want to see…
…A big list of the items in your collection
…Use Find > My Comics [Books][Magazines]
(You can also use View > Owned Items from the main screen–potentially in combination with the View > Grouping > Display as a Single List if you’d like to see your items as one long list, instead of grouped by title.)
….Your collection’s value summary (as well as optional breakdowns or graphs by publisher, price range, etc.)
…Use File > Collection Statistics (F12)
This is the most-requested report for giving you a quick bottom-line read on your collection’s cost, value, and price.
….A condensed summary of which items you have/are missing for each title
Use Report > Collection Overview
….An issue-by-issue listing of your collection
Use Report > Collection Report
Choose the Basic version of this report to see each issue, or the Summary version to summarize your collection by title.
….A detailed checklist of one or more titles
Use Report > Issue Checklists
Although these reports can get a bit lengthy, issue checklists have the advantage of showing you both what’s important about each item, as well as their current value–so you’ll know if you’re getting a good deal when you’re out shopping
….A list of items you’d like to sell
Use Report > Price List
Perfect for shopping your collection around to another collector or dealer, these give either summary or issue-by-issue run-downs of what you’ve got for sale, showing their condition, price, and special notes.
….Price Labels for the items you’re selling
Use Report > Price Labels
Price labels clearly show each item’s designation, price, and what makes it special. Optionally include a cover thumbnail, and even a custom barcode to speedily identify and manage it in your collection–even if the item didn’t come with its own barcode.
….Identification Labels for items
Use Report > Identification Labels
ID Labels make it far faster to file and retrieve items in your collection, allowing you to quickly determine each item’s proper name and item number/variation, as well as what makes it special. Optionally includes a cover thumbnail, and even a custom barcode to speedily identify and manage it in your collection–even if the item didn’t come with its own barcode.
….Labels for your Title Dividers
Use Report > Title Divider Labels
Quickly print professional-looking labels for your title dividers to make filing and retrieving items faster.
Use Find, then optionally use Copy/Paste to make a custom data extract. Or highlight any items in the result and right-click to choose Quick Report (F7) to make a report on them.
ComicBase’s powerful Find allows you to locate items by nearly any criteria. afterward, you can copy and paste any combination of rows and cells and simply paste them into your favorite spreadsheet program (e.g. Microsoft Excel) to create your own custom data extracts.
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