Remove THE from start of Artist field


#1

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


#2

Use the new Tag-Tag Converter or Action: Format Value
Field: ARTIST
Formatstring: $regexp(%artist%,^The ,)


#3

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)

#4

No, it should not.
If so, maybe you had the extra space at the end of the formatstring.
Or it was there before.


#5

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.


#6

/t/967/1

or, in your case:

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