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Ignore prefixes when sorting..

Post by smartmart » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:45 am

Hi all, just trying to make my searches easier...
In options to IGNORE PREFIXES WHEN SORTING it says - The - by default, Well that's fine and understood.
In the POP UP for this option it says " To sort 'The Beatles' will also find 'Beatles' as the 'The' is being ignored from the search. To add more put them in ','

Well I tried but got confused because I want to add ' to the ignore list. So I tried 'The' ' ' ' and it didn't work..

When I search my library for - Youre The Best - I get a couple of results. But - You're - gives me loads. Just an example..

What am I not understanding?
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Re: Ignore prefixes when sorting..

Post by MMFrLife » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:26 am

smartmart wrote:To add more put them in ','
If you are talking about Options > Library > Appearance > ignore prefixes..... :

It doesn't say "put them in". Actual wording is "(separate multiple prefixes with a ',')".

You merely highlight multiple prefixes in the "options field" by separating them with a comma. As in, ' , ' (without the quotes).
In the options field you would list prefixes such as: the a an etc. as [the, a, an].
smartmart wrote:When I search my library for - Youre The Best - I get a couple of results. But - You're - gives me loads. Just an example.
This is expected, as most examples of the word - you're - would likely be spelled just that way in cd rip databases (thus many search results)
and only a few examples would be spelled youre.

I'm not sure I fully understand what you are asking, but I hope this helps.
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Re: Ignore prefixes when sorting..

Post by smartmart » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:29 am

Thanks MMForlife.
See, I am stupid....

So simply....youre,you're,
that was simple and thank you. Trying it now.
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Re: Ignore prefixes when sorting..

Post by smartmart » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:50 am

Yes you understood.. And thanks for the help.
Just tried separating with a comma. Didn't work. Also tried separating with a comma and a space. Didn't work.
I realise the correct spelling is - you're. And CD rips normally have this correct.

However, My vinyl and tape collection that was digitised by a lazy person who tagged - youre, and not - you're, is now feeling the heat....ME...

So is there a way for MM to ignore this?
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Re: Ignore prefixes when sorting..

Post by MMFrLife » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:00 pm

Note, in your original post you were talking about 2 different things.
1st is sorting and the 2nd is searching. The "ignore" setting had to do with "sorting" only (like by columns).

For searching, there are other tricks like:
If I search for Van Morrison I'll likely get Van with some other artists that refer to Van in other fields.
So, I refine with Van Morrison;Astral Weeks this brings me that particular album but it doesn't quite do it
because a couple of songs by Jeff Buckley are there too (it makes a comparison to van and astral weeks in comments).
I further refine by Van Morrison;Astral Weeks;-Jeff

Now only Astral Weeks songs are present.

You could try something like "you're;-youre" (no quotes)
But even with this, you might still get results with just "your" in other fields, like comments.
--> You can also do things like artist:you're or title:you're to get only you're or youre (depending on one used) in artist or title.

Just play around with it in the meantime,and maybe someone else will chime in with other methods.
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Re: Ignore prefixes when sorting..

Post by smartmart » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:15 pm

Thanks MMFrlife.
I will play around.. But this seems to be a recognisable search criteria that is not in the HELP section of MM.
But, thanks any way.
Martin.
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Re: Ignore prefixes when sorting..

Post by ender84 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:28 pm

Sorry to resurrect and old thread, but I have a question very similar.

How would this work if I wanted to get "Wierd Al" Yankovic to sort as Wierd Al Yankovic.
In other words, ignore the quotes.
Similarly [hed] PE sorted as hed PE and ignore the brackets.

So, are characters like ", [, ( supported in the ignore feature?

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Re: Ignore prefixes when sorting..

Post by Peke » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:19 pm

Hi,
No, those characters are not prefixes, where "The" is
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