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This tab has four columns. The first is a list of all fields in alphabetical order. Next is a list of displayed fields in the order they are displayed. The third column is a list of required fields. These control which tracks are scanned into the database. The last column has a single entry labeled TRASH and a check box labeled require all.

You can drag and drop single entries between these columns. An entry changes color to purple when you select it with the left mouse button. As you hold the left button down and move the cursor to a possible destination that entry will change color to cyan, if it is valid destination for that source.

Selecting the displayed fields
Modifying the scan for media files


Selecting the displayed fields

To display an additional field drag it from the all fields column to the position in the displayed column where you want it to appear. When you release the left mouse button the main window will be updated.

To change the location of an existing field, select it in the displayed column and drag it to the location desired.

To stop displaying a field select it in the displayed column and drag it to the TRASH.

You can restore the original display sequence by pressing the defaults button at the bottom of the displayed column. You can restore the original column widths by selecting the reset widths button at the bottom of the all fields column.


Modifying the scan for media files

At least one of the fields in the third column labeled required must be present before a track will be added to the data base during a scan of the disk. Changing this column has no effect on tracks already scanned. If the require all box is checked in the fourth column, then all the fields in this column must be present before a track will be scanned into the database. Note some fields like file and title are always present. The file name (stripped of the directories) is used as the title if the title field in the file is missing.


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