Customize Columns ?


#1

I'm a new user to Mp3tag and am using 2.36a. So far I really like what I'm finding and will undoubtedly continue to use the program.

BUT, I do have a problem.

I have managed to add some columns for which you had the codes listed in your help files. However, I am trying to add 2 totally new types of columns. One which uses @ to tell me that I have confirmed all of the info in that record to ensure its accuracy. The other uses VA to let me know that this particular file comes from a compilation of Various Artists. (In this way I leave the Artist column free for the actual artist. This is where I have run into a brick wall.

View- Customize Columns

Name: VA
VAlue: %fieldname%
Field:
Sort by:

According to the instructions you need to have a placeholder in the Field slot but no matter what I try, when I enter the VA later it disappears as soon as I hit . What am I doing wrong? I have tried to explain this fully but if I only ended up in confusing the issue please let me know.

I should also explain that I was a tech for many years and working with this kind of stuff use to be very intuitive for me. The effects of a stroke have seriously changed that and sometimes the simplest thing end up looking like Latin to me. So please make any explanations detailed and very clear.


FreekRPG


#2

Value should not be the literal string "%fieldname%", but the name of the field you want to have displayed (like "%artist%" or "%my_custom_field%"). If you also want to edit this field from the list view, add the same field under "Field". For example:

Name: VA
Value: %various_artists%
Field: %various_artists%
Sort by:


#3

:blush: :whistling:

My bad...well I did say I couldn't see what was right in front of my face didn't I.

Anyway, it works like a charm now.

Thanks a bunch.


FreekRPG