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> Updating one field with contents of another?
Alistair
post Apr 30 2012, 21:08
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I've searched about and it looks like similar things have been done, but I can't quite see if this is possible:

I want to automatically move text from one field to another. So if the track name contains 'Bobby', I want "Bobby' to be attached to AlbumArtist, and removed from the track name.

I see I can attach 'Bobby' with the Format command from the FAQ... but how can I have it come from another field?

Anyone feeling clever?
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ohrenkino
post Apr 30 2012, 22:39
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ZITAT(Alistair @ Apr 30 2012, 22:08) *
...I want to automatically move text from one field to another. ...Anyone feeling clever?

Dunno about the clever part.
Generally the info from the FAQ http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?showtopic=980#entry4109 apply.

So e.g. if you have artist and albumartist and want to append albumartist with artist then use an action of the type "Format tag field" for ALBUMARTIST
enter as formatstring:
%albumartist% %artist%


BTW: What is the "track name"? TITLE? Filename? TRACK? COMMENT?


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DetlevD
post May 1 2012, 07:57
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QUOTE (Alistair @ Apr 30 2012, 22:08) *
I've searched about and it looks like similar things have been done, but I can't quite see if this is possible:
I want to automatically move text from one field to another. So if the track name contains 'Bobby', I want "Bobby' to be attached to AlbumArtist, and removed from the track name.
I see I can attach 'Bobby' with the Format command from the FAQ... but how can I have it come from another field? Anyone feeling clever?

At first, please explain what is the "track name" (file name or title tag-field or ...)?

It can help to reduce the scope of tracks, that means reduce the number of files in the list view.
Apply the Filter [F3] expression:
"%_filename%" HAS "Bobby"
... or ....
TITLE HAS "Bobby"

Does the file name respectively the title tag-field have a strict structure of delimited sub-areas, which would make it possible to automate the wanted process, regardless of what artist name is given by this file
(e. g. "01 - Bobby - My Hobby Music")?

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Alistair
post May 1 2012, 20:32
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Thanks for the replies - by track name I meant the title tag but I'd hope for a generic solution. When you say TITLE HAS "Bobby", where would that be specified - as part of a regular expression?

I'll experiment - is there a way to back up the tag info before I start doing things to it? I see I can export it, but didn't see a way to read that back in.

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post May 1 2012, 21:38
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ZITAT(Alistair @ May 1 2012, 21:32) *
... TITLE HAS "Bobby", where would that be specified ...

No, that is a filter.
Press F3 to see the input box at the bottom of the window. Enter the filter as DetlevD has written it.
Also, see the online help on filters.


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