Action for removing the first X number of characters from field X

For example: I want to remove the first 4 characters from the Artist title after using the "Filename - Tag" action.
Like this:

"01. Artist"



So how would I create an action for that?

  1. To remove the first/last X number of characters.

  2. To remove whatever number of characters from a specific point of a field (for example the first three characters after the first four characters)

Thanks! :slight_smile:

Several things:
Why do you import the number at all? A mask
%dummy%. %artist%
would only use the string after the dot.

To get rid of the number you can either use an action of the type "Format value" and as format string $mid(%fieldname%,4,$len(%fieldname%))
or an action of the type "replace with regular expression"
Search string: "^\d+. "
(leave out the inverted commas - they should just show you that there is a blank after the dot)
Replace string:
(leave empty)

The $mid-function lets you address more or less any position in a string.