Feature Requests

Bill Gee bgee at campercaver.net
Wed May 30 11:28:28 UTC 2018

Hi Robbie -

Thanks for the suggestions.  I will try out the sort suggestions.  Adding a 
media column to the Album view did, indeed, also add it to the Group View 

When adding new albums from an external data source, the album name and artist 
are often both mangled.  This is especially true of classical music which 
comprises almost half of my 3600 albums.  The new entry is usually highlighted 
in the albums list - but finding it among 3600 other entries is a needle/
haystack problem.  What I would like is some way to make sure the new entry is 
visible.  Perhaps forcing the album list to scroll so the new entry is visible 
..  Or selecting it - whether visible or not - so that a Ctrl-E will open it 
for editing.

Someone had a suggestion to sort the album list by date created.  That's a 
good idea which I will try the next time I add some entries.

And another feature request that just occurred to me:  For multi-media albums 
it would be nice to have the track listing show which tracks are on which 
media.  That might require some large changes in the data schema.

Bill Gee

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:54:33 PM CDT Robby Stephenson wrote:
> On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 7:23 PM, Bill Gee <bgee at campercaver.net> wrote:
> > A related feature ...  This may already be there.  It would be nice to
> > have a
> > search order setting.  I would like to have Tellico search CD Text first,
> > if
> > it is there, then local data, then MusicBrainz, then CDDB.
> There's a feature to chain multiple data sources together. But CDDB and
> CD-text is implemented separately in Tellico so they can't be chained. You
> could do MusicBrainz then Discogs then Amazon, though, for example.
> I haven't actually looked at that "Multiple Sources" setting in a while,
> though and I just now see that the widget layout is messed up. It should
> still work for you, though.
> > A new feature request - It would be nice to have reports that sort on
> > multiple
> > criteria.  For example, the Group View list sorts first by artist name and
> > then by album title.  I would like an option to sort by artist name and
> > then
> > by album release date.  For books that would be author name and then
> > copyright
> > date.
> Before you generate the report, you should be able to right-click in the
> icon view and select your sorting or show the column in the column view and
> click on the header to sort by that field. The report will use that sort
> order. If you want to use secondary or tertiary sort field, sort by them in
> reverse order. For example, for a book collection, if you want to sort by
> author, then publisher, then year, click on the year column, then publisher
> column, then author column.
> > It would be nice to have some way to add columns to a report.  I would
> > like the Group View of music albums to include the media format alongside
> > the
> > album title.
> In the column view, right-click on the header and make sure the media
> format is shown. Then generate the report.
> In general, the reports will try to follow whatever display and sort
> settings you are using currently.
> > Another new feature request - When I add an album by "Import Audio CD",
> > often
> > the new entry is sorted in a way I do not expect.  It is common for it to
> > be
> > sorted on artist's first name instead of last, or on the orchestra name
> > instead of composer, or something else.  There is no easy way to find new
> > entries, so I often spend ten or fifteen minutes trying to figure out
> > where it
> > landed in the database.  It would be nice to have a way to display all new
> > entries, or at least to have the entry that was just imported be the
> > highlighted/selected entry.
> The view should retain whatever sort order you have when you import a new
> album. I was about to write that the new album should be shown with bold
> text or highlighted, depending on the desktop style settings, but I just
> checked and that isn't true. When you manually add a new album, it is shown
> differently, but a CDDB import doesn't seem to be, so that's a bug. I'll
> see if I can fix that.
> --
> Robby

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