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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005528MediaMonkey 4DB/FileMonitorpublic2009-07-23 20:11
Reporterrusty Assigned To 
PriorityurgentSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product Version3.1 
Fixed in Version3.1 
Summary0005528: Multi-attribute field configuration: spacing is confusing
DescriptionWhen configuring the multi-attribute splitter, configuration of the separator is spacing-dependent. This is very confusing to the user who won't understand why the splitter doesn't work as expected if they e.g. enter a ';' instead of a '; '.

What should happen is that entering a ';' should split:
'Artist1;Artist2'
'Artist1; Artist2'
'Artist1 ;Artist2'
'Artist1 ; Artist2'

In all four cases, the artist should be represented:
-In the tracklist / properties panel (or anywhere else where the full string is shown) as entered.
-In the tree / find more from... (or any other location where the individual artists are shown) without a leading or trailing space.
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Fixed in build

Relationships

related to 0003712 closedjiri Multiple definition fields: sometimes spaces are auto-deleted 
related to 0004938 closedrusty Make separator configurable for multi-attribute properties 
related to 0005529 feedbackjiri Multi-attribute field splitter characters that aren't field splitters don't display consistently 

Activities

jiri

2009-06-23 12:37

administrator   ~0018490

I don't see any problem there, no matter how many spaces you enter, ';' properly separates the artists. The space(s) in configuration are only useful to tell MM how to visually split the artists, but they aren't important for real splitting.

rusty

2009-07-23 20:11

administrator   ~0018588

I retested and confirmed that this is no longer a problem--whether the splitter is defined as ';' or '; ', if the splitter is entered as 'a;b' 'a; b' or 'a ;b' MediaMonkey always creates a split, though it is visually represented as 'a; b'.