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Title: Adding Date to ColumnsUI - Album doesn't show if Date empty
Post by: 80sMetalForever on 2019-11-11 15:16:24
Two part question -
When I add Date to Columns UI an album will not show if Date is not populated
I would like to order the Albums by Date (I'll work on the empty dates over time)


Thank you
Version 1.3.1
Title: Re: Adding Date to ColumnsUI - Album doesn't show if Date empty
Post by: anamorphic on 2019-11-11 17:00:08
Hi there,

Firstly your screenshot is using Facets which is Default UI only, not Columns UI. Just pointing that out. ;)

In Preferences > Media Library > Facets, make sure your column patterns are not using square brackets [ ] for the Date or Album columns. When Facets is set to show 'Multiple Columns' in one pane, they become linked, so if any tags are missing, using square brackets hides that entry even if the other fields are populated.

So for example using -

%date%
(empty fields show '?')

If you'd rather not a question mark you could use -

$if2(%date%,'['No Date']')
(empty fields show the text '[No Date]' dimmed)

Hopefully I understood your question correctly. :)

Cheers
Title: Re: Adding Date to ColumnsUI - Album doesn't show if Date empty
Post by: 80sMetalForever on 2019-11-11 17:37:13
Perfect, that did it thank you! And thanks for the syntactical clarification.
Any idea on the sorting by Date? Nothing I've tried has worked. Pic shows it's sorting by Album (or I guess it could be the folder the album resides in)
Title: Re: Adding Date to ColumnsUI - Album doesn't show if Date empty
Post by: anamorphic on 2019-11-11 17:54:32
Just click the Date column to sort by that.
Title: Re: Adding Date to ColumnsUI - Album doesn't show if Date empty
Post by: 80sMetalForever on 2019-11-11 19:05:03
Duh didn't even notice it get added :facepalm:
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