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Relationship on Artist Lookup Screen

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:06 pm
by MSWallack
So I am (once again, it's bee a few years...) starting over from scratch. This time, I'm really trying to focus on better quality data and more focus on artists. One thing that I noted is that if I list several relations for a artist, they are displayed oddly in the Artist Lookup screen. So, for Billy Joel, that field shows as:

The Lost Souls The Hassles Attila

Note that there is no break between those relationships. When I used "Member" as a note for the relationship, I get:

The Lost Souls - Member The Hassles - Member Attila - Member

Does anyone know if this field can be changed to put a comma or any other delimeter between related artists?

On a similar note, is it possible to list band membership in the Artist Lookup table?

Re: Relationship on Artist Lookup Screen

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:14 am
by DougWilliams
MSWallack wrote:Does anyone know if this field can be changed to put a comma or any other delimeter between related artists?
To the best of my knowledge, no. It would be great if it handled the display the same way as Artist does, via the Separator Multivalue Fields in TOOLS > OPTIONS > Miscellaneous.

Maybe a kind word to Fredrik?
is it possible to list band membership in the Artist Lookup table
No, And I think that would be more than a kind word to Fredrik. Explorer View would be your best bet.

Re: Relationship on Artist Lookup Screen

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:41 am
by felldownawell
I have the Artist Lookup Screen use the ArtistPerson explorer template instead of the default.

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Re: Relationship on Artist Lookup Screen

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:56 pm
by MSWallack
I like those screens, but I tend to mostly use the actual tables much more than the explorer views.

Re: Relationship on Artist Lookup Screen

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:07 am
by felldownawell
Looks like Fredrik has your back, Michael.
9.52 - Jun 15, 2020

* News feed on explorer home page now works again.
* FIXED: Save to Excel file: Sometimes "Invalid color index"-error.
* FIXED: Artist/Person View: Relation field: Separator between multiple items not shown in list.
* FIXED: Artist/Person View: Problem with Quick Search if Relation field displayed in list.
* FIXED: Menu entries on Loan menu enabled when database was closed.
* Various other fixes and enhancements.

Re: Relationship on Artist Lookup Screen

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:51 am
by DougWilliams
Fredrik is AWESOME!

Re: Relationship on Artist Lookup Screen

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:01 pm
by MSWallack
I sent him an email last week. He responded with an explanation for why I was having one problem (using full-size images instead of thumbnails), provided a workaround for another, and then this update today. Awesome. He provides better support, even after retiring the products, than most companies do for products they're still selling and developing.