Author Topic: Album Types (LP's ; EP's ; Singles ; Compilations, etc.)  (Read 10168 times)

johnmillsjr

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Thanks johnmillsjr  :)
It's what I suspected.
Change the custom sorting from 'Album/ Grouping' to 'Grouping/ Album' and it should work correctly.

Still not ordering LP and Live correctly

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Talk about having to jump through hoops  ::)

Worked out 'Group By' sorts on the value of the tag after any processing by virtual tag
'Sub Grouping' sorts on the value before  :-X

@johnmillsjr
Because you don't use Album Artist, had to do some major re-thinking on this!

You will need to create a virtual tag (NAA [No Album Artist] maybe?) with the formula
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" "

You can go back to just sorting by Album
Set your 'Group By' to the new virtual tag
Set 'Sub Grouping' to VirtualGrouping

If this doesn't work then I'm out of ideas :P
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johnmillsjr

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Talk about having to jump through hoops  ::)

Worked out 'Group By' sorts on the value of the tag after any processing by virtual tag
'Sub Grouping' sorts on the value before  :-X

@johnmillsjr
Because you don't use Album Artist, had to do some major re-thinking on this!

You will need to create a virtual tag (NAA [No Album Artist] maybe?) with the formula
Code
" "

You can go back to just sorting by Album
Set your 'Group By' to the new virtual tag
Set 'Sub Grouping' to VirtualGrouping

If this doesn't work then I'm out of ideas :P

It won't save " " as a virtual Tag

Bee-liever

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It won't save " " as a virtual Tag
It does save it.
MB just removes the quotes from around the space when it saves.
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johnmillsjr

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SUCCESS



Thank you for all of your help. It's too bad we can't make the headers bigger. I'm going to make a wishlish post to see if Steven can make this all a but more simpler by adding better ordering support for groupings

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'Sub Grouping' sorts on the value before  :-X

I don't understand.
Do you mean sub-grouping doesn't use or process the result of a virtual tag?
Could you explain this a bit more?

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So good to see that little word!

'Sub Grouping' sorts on the value before  :-X

I don't understand.
Do you mean sub-grouping doesn't use or process the result of a virtual tag?
Could you explain this a bit more?

Using johnmillsjr's VirtualGrouping as an example
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$If($First(<Grouping>)="G1","Boxset",$If($First(<Grouping>)="G2","Broadcast",$If($First(<Grouping>)="G3","LP",$If($First(<Grouping>)="G4","Live",$If($First(<Grouping>)="G5","Post Release",)))))

'Group By' and 'Sub Grouping' both sort alphabetically.
'Group By' sorts and displays the processed value of the virtual tag:
Boxset
Broadcast
Live
LP
Post Release

'Sub Grouping' sorts by the original value of the tag and the displays the processed value:
sorts as
G1
G2
G3
G4
G5
and displays
Boxset
Broadcast
LP
Live
Post Release
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hiccup

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'Sub Grouping' sorts by the original value of the tag and the displays the processed value:

I don't think that is what is happening, and it also might qualify as a strange bug if that was the case.
The sorting order is most likely a result of having 'grouping' as a sorting factor somewhere.
Anyway, enough confusion for now, the one asking for help has the result he was looking for, so all's fine.

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It's too bad we can't make the headers bigger. I'm going to make a wishlish post to see if Steven can make this all a but more simpler by adding better ordering support for groupings



Nevermind, I was doing it slightly wrong- Have it working at 100% as intended!

johnmillsjr

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It's too bad we can't make the headers bigger. I'm going to make a wishlish post to see if Steven can make this all a but more simpler by adding better ordering support for groupings



Nevermind, I was doing it slightly wrong- Have it working at 100% as intended!

Nevermind, I was tired and blind- Live and LP doesn't sort in right order, will revert back to your suggestion before and 'undelete' my wish list post