Author Topic: Need Sorting Help!  (Read 834 times)

dvntpxnic

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Hi everyone! My time with MusicBee has been just a few days now and I'm enjoying it. I've only come across one issue so far that I can't seem to figure out (if it's even possible which I'm convinced it is given how customizable MB is).

Looking to see how I can set the tracks in my library to be in ascending order of a certain date and then sorted in ascending order by the Track# from that date. Every other field is to be disregarded for sorting. You can see EXACTLY how I want this displayed in my library in the screenshot provided of a program called MP3Tag. MP3Tag lets me effortlessly sort by this exact order I'm looking for based off of what seems to be in the order that I last clicked on the tabs for the fields. You can see an example of how I want my tracks to be sorted in the screenshot provided.

DATE is in ascending order by YYYY-MM-DD
TRACK# is in ascending order by the given date for those tracks (tracks are the setlist from the performance on that particular date)

I don't know how I can have this happen and it'd be great if someone can guide me how I can execute this in MusicBee. I hope I've explained this well enough to understand what I'm looking for. Thanks!

https://i.postimg.cc/xCYMgcpP/Screenshot-14.png

tangotonyb

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If you right click on a column header, you'll see the Sort By option pop-up, through this select Define Custom Sort in the sub-menu.

From there, define a new Custom Sort with the Date and Track# fields you wish to use.

psychoadept

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If you're using Tracks View in MusicBee, you can also do it exactly like in mp3tag, just click the date column, hold Ctrl, and hit the Track# column. But using the method tangotonyb gives, you don't even have to display the columns.

https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/Tracks_View#Sort_By
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dvntpxnic

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If you're using Tracks View in MusicBee, you can also do it exactly like in mp3tag, just click the date column, hold Ctrl, and hit the Track# column. But using the method tangotonyb gives, you don't even have to display the columns.

https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/Tracks_View#Sort_By

This did the job! Thank you! The amount of times I’ve read that page is embarrassing to know that I overlooked that CTRL function all those times. I spent 2 nights trying to figure out how I can execute this from custom sorting and whatnot with no success. Those pages are up for a reason and we’re actually where I went to first for help. I must have the brain of a rock.