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Sort by date, not by folder structure
post Jan 10 2012, 08:59
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Hi all,

I've been trying to sort the albums of a specific artist by date, but so far no success.
I'm using Columns UI with NG playlist enabled, and my script is:
$if(%album artist%,%album artist%,%artist%) [/ %date% / %album% ]

However, it seems that this is only for display and has nothing to do with the actual sorting.
I'm coming to the conclusion that sorting is only defined by alphabetical order of the folder structure, but I would like to avoid putting the date in the album folder name, or worse, in the song title.

Probably an easy question for most of you, but I've been looking around the forum and the wiki, and didn't find anything conclusive.
Am I missing something, or is there a workaround?


This post has been edited by db1989: Jan 10 2012, 20:09
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post Jan 13 2012, 22:15
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Thank you for your answer.
I should have mentionned that I do not create playlist, I just use the Library Viewer.
Your solution works fine for the filters, however when just browsing the album list (with the active view being the folder structure), the files displayed in the Library Viewer are not sorted by date, even when I set the shell integration to
$if(%album artist%,%album artist%,%artist%) %date% %album% %path_sort%
Any idea where I should set this script to have that sorting behaviour when the Library Viewer is activated?
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