RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

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Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

by achimv » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:44 pm

works fine now, thanks!

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

by achimv » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:38 pm

OK, this works on a single album, great! But how can I apply this o all 500 albums with the same problem? I tried o mark them all, but does not work. If I use function from EDIT-Menu, nothing happens....

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

by achimv » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:25 pm

no, not empty , I have seen that RegExp rule. It is written "unknown" in the field, that is not empty, right?

Re: album artist not showing

by ZvezdanD » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:02 pm

achimv wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:37 am I want the artist tag copied into the album artist field only if "unknown" in shown in the album artist field.
By "unknown" you mean empty, right? Did you try the predefined preset "Copy <From Field> to <Into Field> only if it is empty..."?

album artist not showing

by achimv » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:37 am

Hello, I have scanned my files and see like 500 albums with "unknown" album artists in art view, although the artist field is correct. I have downloaded REGEXP but this does not help: I want the artist tag copied into the album artist field only if "unknown" in shown in the album artist field. Don't want to use the function manually on 500 albums. Please advise how to change automatically, thank you

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

by ZvezdanD » Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:20 am

If you have any constructive suggestion how the user interface could be improved to be easier and more intuitive, but keeping the same level of flexibility and functionality, I will definitely consider it. It is easy to criticize someone's hard work, being creative is much harder.

The tutorial for the add-on could be found in the Usage section on the very same web page from which you downloaded the add-on. You could get that page loaded in your default web browser if you click the version number of the add-on displayed in the top-right corner of its Options dialog box.

Re: Merge 2 Tags for Songs

by Boobounder » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:04 pm

Ooooooh. Don't say that.

I just spent an hour trying to figure out the interface of that script, and I got nowhere. And I use things like that all the time, and I'm pretty good with regex.

Is there a tutorial out there somewhere?

Re: Merge 2 Tags for Songs

by Lowlander » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:39 pm

RegExp should be able to do this: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28510&hilit=regexp

Merge 2 Tags for Songs

by Boobounder » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:33 pm

Can't believe I can't figure this out or find a simple script ...

How do I prepend the disc # on to the track #?

For example, I have a bunch of songs with disc # set to 2, and track #'s running 01, 02, 03 ...

I want to keep the disc # tag as is, and change the track # tags to 201, 202, 203 ...

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

by cokehearth » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:11 am

ZvezdanD wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:57 pm
cokehearth wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:53 am Is there a way to alphabetise the artists field?
Maybe you could try this:

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SQLQuery("SELECT group_concat(AA, '; ') FROM (SELECT DISTINCT Artists.Artist AS AA FROM Songs INNER JOIN ArtistsSongs ON Songs.ID = ArtistsSongs.IDSong AND (ArtistsSongs.PersonType = 1 OR ArtistsSongs.PersonType IS NULL) INNER JOIN Artists ON ArtistsSongs.IDArtist = Artists.ID WHERE Songs.ID = " & oSongData.ID & ")")
It appears to work! Thank you VERY much for that, you've made my music collection work a lot better.

It really is genuinely appreciated!

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

by ZvezdanD » Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:57 pm

cokehearth wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:53 am Is there a way to alphabetise the artists field?
Maybe you could try this:

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SQLQuery("SELECT group_concat(AA, '; ') FROM (SELECT DISTINCT Artists.Artist AS AA FROM Songs INNER JOIN ArtistsSongs ON Songs.ID = ArtistsSongs.IDSong AND (ArtistsSongs.PersonType = 1 OR ArtistsSongs.PersonType IS NULL) INNER JOIN Artists ON ArtistsSongs.IDArtist = Artists.ID WHERE Songs.ID = " & oSongData.ID & ")")

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

by cokehearth » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:53 am

I've been driving myself a little mad trying to figure this out and I can't find anything in the search (perhaps I'm not searching the right thing); so I wonder if those well-versed in this stuff can help me.

Is there a way to alphabetise the artists field? I currently have them stored with ";" separators.

e.g.: "Bomb the Bass; Sinéad O'Connor; Benjamin Zephaniah".

But I would want to be able to alphabetise that field, so it would appear:

"Benjamin Zephaniah; Bomb The Bass; Sineád O'Connor".

The closest I managed to find here was:

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SQLQuery("SELECT group_concat(AA, '; ') FROM (SELECT DISTINCT Artists.Artist AS AA FROM Songs INNER JOIN ArtistsSongs ON Songs.ID = ArtistsSongs.IDSong AND (ArtistsSongs.PersonType = 1 OR ArtistsSongs.PersonType IS NULL) INNER JOIN Artists ON ArtistsSongs.IDArtist = Artists.ID WHERE IDAlbum = " & oSongData.Album.ID & ")")
- But that gets ALL of the artist values for the ENTIRE album the track is on, rather than just that one track on its own and nothing I seem to change will make it just fetch the artists for that ONE song, rather than ALL the artists featured on the album for which the song appears.

Many thanks,
cokehearth

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

by wdp » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:17 pm

I just don't know how to do that. I have converted the field so I can't show you what it was before I converted it. So I tried to show what is in the iTunes database. I didn't point MM to that database. I pointed it to a copy of that database and it has now been converted using the find and replace addon.

I did not insert the extra line. I inserted an X in one record as I was using the addon. As it didn't yield a good outcome, I didn't do that again. Following your direction, I was able to ascertain that your theory was correct. There is an extra line.

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

by ZvezdanD » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:00 pm

wdp wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:45 pm There is nothing to paste but there is an extra line.
I told you, I wanted that you copy/paste the Comment field as it was "before applying the preset" when it still "contained iTunes info". I wanted the original sample to see how it looks like and to try to reproduce the problem with it, but I cannot do that with what you got as the result of the preset. You confused me with that "0x" thing and an extra empty line on the beginning of the Comment, when in fact it was you who added that to the existing iTunes info. Anyway, I am glad that you don't have issues any more.

Re: RegExp Find & Replace 4.3 w/ 253 presets (2011-07-06) [MM2+]

by wdp » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:45 pm

ZvezdanD wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:40 am
When I said copy/paste the Comment field, I meant that you open the problematic tracks (that cause the "|") in the Properties dialog in MediaMonkey, copy the Comment field as text and paste it here in the post.

Did you notice an empty line on the beginning of the Comment field in tracks that result having the "|" after applying the preset? Could you try the next preset on such tracks:

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[\s\n]*(0x)?(([0-9A-F]{8} ){3}[0-9A-F]{16}( [0-9A-F]{8}){8}|([0-9A-F]{8} ){9}[0-9A-F]{8})[\s\n]*
Ah. OK. No. The "0x" was my first attempt at using the addon. I was seeing what happened if I had the addon just write an "x" in the comment field. As a matter of fact, if I backspace over the comment field all the way to the top, the "|" vertical line goes away.

There is nothing to paste but there is an extra line. Look at the screen shot. You can see where the cursor is.

EDIT: Well it looks like I have clear my Database and reimport to get the iTunes data/tags. I am missing about half of them. So.... I cleaned the comment field in iTunes. When I re-import it should no longer be an issue.

https://ibb.co/fq0c0Tc

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