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Thread: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

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    Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    Hi Folks
    I've started using the Album Sort tag to achieve an ordering of albums under Album Artist in ascending date order. I do this by adding '1970 - Abbey Road' etc. for each album.

    The good news is that this works exactly how I wanted it.

    The not so good knock-on effect is the option to browse by album. This is not disastrous as I hardly ever browse in this way. What is means is that all the albums are grouped under the 0-9 heading, and then ordered by release year. Is there a way I can get round this? Perhaps for it to ignore the Album Sort field?

    Thanks

    Gavin

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    There should be an option in Asset to put sorted items in both their sorted and unsorted locations.

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    Sorry, I'm being a bit dim. Where can I find this?

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    On the configuration page 'Sort Tag Handling' set to show in both sorted and unsorted locations. That said, on any listing an album will only appear once, if the listing would include both sorted and unsorted.

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    I think that's Artist Sort Handling, and not therefore not relevant to the Album Sort tag? (And I wouldn't want the artist sorting messed up - I wouldn't want David Bowie under D and B.)

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    That option applies to all sort items I think.

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    Okay, I'll try it out. Thanks.

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    No, just applies to Artist / Album Artist.

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    Very interesting 'cause that is exactly what I want: Chronologically sort albums under Album Artist. But... where can I find the Album sort tag ?? (still use 6.6) Or how can I set the sort tag from alphabetically to YEAR ?
    Last edited by candyman09; 10-22-2020 at 06:20 AM.

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    Edit the browse tree and add:

    Album Artist

    into the root and check 'a-z' and 'no track listing'

    Then add another container as a child of album artist called 'Album by Release'

    then restart asset

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    Thanks Spoon ! I got into it after your explanation and some exercises. I have sorted it chronologically now so that it starts with the latest / newest Album... last thing i need to learn: HOW can I now set the order revers, so that the oldest / earliest Album comes first and the latest is the final Album in the list ?

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    You need R7 as it has a new entry Album by Release (INV)

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    Re: Using Album Sort tag to chronologically sort albums under Album Artist

    Oh that's awesome...and thanks for your quick reply, Spoon ! Gonna update my QNAP version later today .

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