[ANSWERED] Possible to put Various Artists releases at end of library?

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[ANSWERED] Possible to put Various Artists releases at end of library?

Post by SilentCicada » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:56 am

Hello! I was hoping I could get help on something.

I have a lot of albums/comps/etc tagged with "Various Artists" as the album artist. Is it possible to have these sorted below everything else while viewing the library and/or in search results? Not seeing anything like that in the options but I've missed stuff before.
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Lowlander
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Re: Possible to put Various Artists releases at end of library?

Post by Lowlander » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:59 am

No, unless you use one of the Custom fields to indicate that they're a different entry and sort on that Custom field and then any of the other fields you were sorting as secondary sorts.
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Re: Possible to put Various Artists releases at end of library?

Post by SilentCicada » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:12 pm

Alright, thanks for the quick reply! I might be able to finagle something but I'll probably keep it all sorted by Summary.

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Re: Possible to put Various Artists releases at end of library?

Post by Lowlander » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:34 pm

You can edit Summary in the Options, thus you should be able to add a Custom field to it. It may not look great, but it gets you your desired sorting.
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Re: Possible to put Various Artists releases at end of library?

Post by SilentCicada » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:24 pm

Yeah, I do have my summary set up to show the date and label as well as the album artist and album title. But I think having that extra information in there would probably bother me more lol

I think I'm going to use one of my custom fields for sort order, and sort the library by that and then hide that column. That'll let me sort by last name too, so I think it's a decent enough solution.

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