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sobeitjedi
Hi.

How can I remove the word 'The' from the artist field if the artist begins with The, eg ...

The Smiths = Smiths
The Strokes = Strokes

But keep where 'The' appears in the artist name, eg

Adam & The Ants = Adam & The Ants
pone
ZITAT(sobeitjedi @ Mar 12 2012, 17:06) *
Hi.

How can I remove the word 'The' from the artist field if the artist begins with The, eg ...

The Smiths = Smiths
The Strokes = Strokes

But keep where 'The' appears in the artist name, eg

Adam & The Ants = Adam & The Ants


Use the new Tag-Tag Converter or Action: Format Value
Field: ARTIST
Formatstring: $regexp(%artist%,^The ,)
sobeitjedi
QUOTE (pone @ Mar 12 2012, 19:19) *
Use the new Tag-Tag Converter or Action: Format Value
Field: ARTIST
Formatstring: $regexp(%artist%,^The ,)


Thanks - while that does work, it's putting an extra space at the end of the artist name. For example ...

1. Madonna - Lucky Star

bcomes

1. Madonna - Lucky Star (an extra space after Madonna)
pone
ZITAT(sobeitjedi @ Mar 13 2012, 14:12) *
Thanks - while that does work, it's putting an extra space at the end of the artist name. For example ...


No, it should not.
If so, maybe you had the extra space at the end of the formatstring.
Or it was there before.
sobeitjedi
QUOTE (pone @ Mar 13 2012, 14:45) *
No, it should not.
If so, maybe you had the extra space at the end of the formatstring.
Or it was there before.


Looks like when I copied your string in, somehow an extra space got tagged on the end. Unfortunately, I've just applied this action to a load of tracks. Is there a way I can remove the trailing spaces from the end of Artist? Otherwise I have to go through them all manually to remove the additional spaces.
pone
ZITAT(sobeitjedi @ Mar 13 2012, 15:21) *
Looks like when I copied your string in, somehow an extra space got tagged on the end. Unfortunately, I've just applied this action to a load of tracks. Is there a way I can remove the trailing spaces from the end of Artist? Otherwise I have to go through them all manually to remove the additional spaces.


http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?showtopic=980#entry4117


or, in your case:

Converter: Tag-Tag or Action: Format Value
Field: ARTIST
Formatstring: $regexp(%artist%,\s+$,)
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