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Hi,

I have a large database (roughly 55k notes) and do research on movies and music. I am trying to find a way to batch rename large quantities of note titles to the EXACT SAME NAME (ie I have a notebook of hundreds of notes and I want ALL the notes in the notebook to have the EXACT SAME NAME for example- 'The Godfather' (yes, for example a notebook with 150 notes all saying 'The Godfather' over and over again) 🙂.  The notes are all already organized by notebook types and so essentially I'm trying to batch rename all the notes inside.

I've used Apple Automator (and tried some tips from other forum posts but couldn't figure out how to simply the script for my usage)

for the most basic of things but cannot figure out how to do this. I'd really like to avoid copying and pasting note titles thousands of times over and over again so any help is greatly appreciated.

 

Note- I have good reason for my notebooks being organized this way (I collaborate with others who do further finessing of title renaming later in the workflow) so please don't provide comments simply saying that the workflow is bad and that I should just use keywords instead of renaming the titles.

 

Thanks in advance for any/ all help 🙂

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EN v10 doesn’t support any scripting.

You could try to use the legacy client which allows for scripting. However, the Mac version has developed some severe deficiencies with the MacOS update to Ventura. And the legacy client is deprecated, so YouTube it at your own peril.

But it syncs to the same database, so any changes done there will show in the notes on v10 as well, once synced from the server.

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Filterize is a service I use on my 65,000 notes which can tag,  move and retitle notes (amongst other things).  I'm doing something similar to you,  in terms of organising my notes,  but mine are going into notebooks rather than being retitled.  With an external service like this you also run into the limitation that Evernote won't process more than a certain number of third party inputs per hour - I tested the service,  then put a LOT of notes through the process and spent the next three days receiving 'temporarily blocked' notices while the queue got sorted out. 

I believe the maximum number of processes you can schedule is still quite high - but if you try it out, you might want to start with 100 notes at a time and go up from there!

The process is:  you set up your filter (much like an email rule) and flag the notes to be processed with a tag.  In your case I guess that would be "if the note has tag <target> / change title to <keywords> / remove tag <target>.  Add the necessary tag to the notes,  and wait for sync.  As each note is processed by the server Filterize will make the changes.  I'm suggesting a tag,  but if there's anything other common factor you can use to identify this group of notes - keywords / dates / current titles / source - then you can use that.  The note has to be changed in some way though so that it will sync to the server.

I use the process to curate new notes into the account and use a combination of email addresses,  keywords etc to direct notes to the correct notebook. 

I'm not employed by the company,  I just use the service...  https://filterize.net

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12 hours ago, PinkElephant said:

EN v10 doesn’t support any scripting.

You could try to use the legacy client which allows for scripting. However, the Mac version has developed some severe deficiencies with the MacOS update to Ventura. And the legacy client is deprecated, so YouTube it at your own peril.

But it syncs to the same database, so any changes done there will show in the notes on v10 as well, once synced from the server.

that's very helpful to know, thank you.  I have two Macs- now with the legacy and one with the current v10 build.  I find many features to be incredibly helpful from the legacy version (ie being able to sort by file size which surprisingly cannot be done on v10... hopefully that will change),  Appreciate the feedback and assistance 🙂 

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11 hours ago, gazumped said:

Filterize is a service I use on my 65,000 notes which can tag,  move and retitle notes (amongst other things).  I'm doing something similar to you,  in terms of organising my notes,  but mine are going into notebooks rather than being retitled.  With an external service like this you also run into the limitation that Evernote won't process more than a certain number of third party inputs per hour - I tested the service,  then put a LOT of notes through the process and spent the next three days receiving 'temporarily blocked' notices while the queue got sorted out. 

I believe the maximum number of processes you can schedule is still quite high - but if you try it out, you might want to start with 100 notes at a time and go up from there!

The process is:  you set up your filter (much like an email rule) and flag the notes to be processed with a tag.  In your case I guess that would be "if the note has tag <target> / change title to <keywords> / remove tag <target>.  Add the necessary tag to the notes,  and wait for sync.  As each note is processed by the server Filterize will make the changes.  I'm suggesting a tag,  but if there's anything other common factor you can use to identify this group of notes - keywords / dates / current titles / source - then you can use that.  The note has to be changed in some way though so that it will sync to the server.

I use the process to curate new notes into the account and use a combination of email addresses,  keywords etc to direct notes to the correct notebook. 

I'm not employed by the company,  I just use the service...  https://filterize.net

This looks great! Thanks for sharing. Ive been a heavy user of Evernote for nearly ten years and browsed lots of forums and am amazed that I haven't heard of Filterize until you mentioned it.  I'm excited to try it out and it sounds like it will be the perfect fix; thank you again!

 

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Filterize is a service I use on my 65,000 notes which can tag,  move and retitle notes (amongst other things).  I'm doing something similar to you,  in terms of organising my notes,  but mine are going into notebooks rather than being retitled.  With an external service like this you also run into the limitation that Evernote won't process more than a certain number of third party inputs per hour - I tested the service,  then put a LOT of notes through the process and spent the next three days receiving 'temporarily blocked' notices while the queue got sorted out. 

I believe the maximum number of processes you can schedule is still quite high - but if you try it out, you might want to start with 100 notes at a time and go up from there!

The process is:  you set up your filter (much like an email rule) and flag the notes to be processed with a tag.  In your case I guess that would be "if the note has tag <target> / change title to <keywords> / remove tag <target>.  Add the necessary tag to the notes,  and wait for sync.  As each note is processed by the server Filterize will make the changes.  I'm suggesting a tag,  but if there's anything other common factor you can use to identify this group of notes - keywords / dates / current titles / source - then you can use that.  The note has to be changed in some way though so that it will sync to the server.

I use the process to curate new notes into the account and use a combination of email addresses,  keywords etc to direct notes to the correct notebook. 

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I'm not employed by the company,  I just use the service...  

Interesting, I haven't used it before. That's why I still have a problem with it. I'll try it and let you know if it works.

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4 hours ago, Martinoz said:

I'll try it and let you know if it works.

After Filterize has been closed before some weeks you may try Make (formerly "Integromat") to achieve what you are searching for. You have to define a so-called "Scenario" to search for notes (i.e. by searching for a specific tag within a notebook) and iterate along the result list to set new note titles.

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