Copy and replace actions for tag field with multiple values


#1

There are instances when I’d like to tag various artist alums with one artist but preserve the detailed artist information in a custom tag (TRACKARTIST). After ripping, the artist fields have multiple artists separated by “\\”. I wish to copy this information to TRACKARTIST with a “;” delimiter and then manually change the artist tag.

When I use “format value” to copy artist to trackartist, only the first artist copies. If I try to replace the \\ with ; prior to the copy, the replace operation leaves me with only the first artist.

For the various actions, it appears that %artist% references only the first artist when there is more than one. Is there a way to reference each of the various artists?

More generally, any suggestions for how I can accomplish my objective?

Thanks,
Randy


#2

For anyone else interested, my solution was to use action "merge duplicate fields" to combine the multiple artists into one artist field and then copied to trackartist.