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Title: Copy full list of Artist Names?
Post by: Sunrays on 2019-04-09 19:24:27
Is it possible to copy the full list of Artist Names as seen in the first line of the Properties window of a selection?
It does not list all names of the selection, only approx 10 names, and ends with "..."

Any way to copy the full list?

thanks.
Title: Re: Copy full list of Artist Names?
Post by: kode54 on 2019-04-10 00:03:29
It does copy the full list in a format that's compatible with the Paste Fields feature in the Properties dialog, so you can select another (same number) set of files and paste the fields onto them. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to support plaintext copying a useful list.
Title: Re: Copy full list of Artist Names?
Post by: j7n on 2019-04-10 08:40:58
You could copy all artist names using Text Tools (https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_texttools) component. Then sort the list and remove duplicate entries in a text editor. This be done in Notepad++ (https://notepad-plus-plus.org) using the TextFX plugin ( TextFX -> TextFX Tools -> Sort outputs only unique, Sort lines case sensitive ). In another text editor you may use Search & Replace with regular expressions to remove duplicate lines after sorting.
Title: Re: Copy full list of Artist Names?
Post by: Sunrays on 2019-04-10 11:54:01
Thanks a bunch j7n.

As i needed a comma seperated list of all artists:
Copied full list with Text Tools,
Then using the TextFX plugin ( TextFX -> TextFX Tools -> Sort outputs only unique, Sort lines case sensitive ),
Then in replace window: Select "regular expressions" -> Find what "[\r\n]+" -> Replace with ", " -> Replace all.

Done.  Awsome. :)
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