Building Custom Queries

Selecting the Criteria>Custom option, you have the ability to build your own query from which a new playlist will be created. A selected number of tags are also available by which you can sort.

Start by selecting Criteria from the main menu followed by Custom

You are presented with several drop down boxes and an input field for the string to search for. The best way to approach the query building is to get clarity on what exactly you want to achieve.

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Start by selecting a mp3 tag from the first drop down box. Available tags are shown

Select which operator

= is equal to

<= less than or equal to

>= larger than or equal to

!= not equal to

LIKE will match the text if found within other text

Enter the text you wish to select on

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operator

search

For example

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now add the selection by clicking the button addrule. You will see the query being built up below. Also note that once you have selected one mp3 tag, another drop down box becomes visible. This one offers AND and OR. The default is AND. This allows you to build up a sentence with a number of criteria. For example:

selection Here we are asking for a playlist which has Led Zeppelin as Album Artist, only looking for tracks 4 and from 1976. Note that there may not be any tracks meeting these criteria!

Finally, you can add a sort order to the selection. Sort by Track Title for example.

Sort columns are simply added by selecting from the Sort By drop down. As with the search text, the selections are built up.

Lastly when you are ready to create the new playlist click create . If no tracks are found matching the criteria, you will be informed. The built up query will be cleared so you can add another.