Year from folder

Hi there, first thanks for Mp3taf, it's friking awesome.

My problem is the following, I've need to extract the year information from the conteing folder.
The folder is like this: "artist - (year) - album"

I tried with the following action.
Action type: Guess values
Source format: %_directory%
Guessing pattern: %dummy% - (%year%) - %dummy%

I'm guessing it has something to do with the ( ) , because I tried with artist and album info, and it worked fine.

That should work. Are there parentheses ( ) in either the artist or album part of the folder name? If so, it would disrupt a pattern like that.

yeah, the ( ) is in the folder name, for example this would be a folder "Daft Punk - (2005) - Human After All" the quotations are not in the folder name of course.

If you do not insist on an action, you could try the converter filename - tag first.
It has a preview function that may help you to adjust the mask.
After you have found the right pattern, you could recycle it in an action.

finally I did it like this:

Action type: Guess values
Source format: %_directory%
Guessing pattern: %artist% - (%year%) - %album%

and for some reason worked, luckily the other info in the folder is accurate. I sure hope thel be some way to do just the year, oh well...
thanks man, really appreciate