When filtering My Albums by ‘abba’ (for example) I get albums by ABBA, albums by Jazz Sabbath and Black Sabbath, and anything else that contains the string ‘abba’. This is to be expected. However, when I filter by ’ abba’ or 'abba ', i.e. abba, prefaced or followed by a space, I get exactly the same results. Could the filter be amended to take account of spaces as this would make searching for specific strings a bit easier.
In the systems I’ve worked on normally leading/trailing blanks are truncated to improve search results. Spaces inside text are still respected. So, ‘AB BA’ would not return anything with abba in it. Just Curious, What you need a space outside of the search term for?
Need is too strong a term. In the example I gave it would be useful to be able to search for just ‘abba’, not abba embedded within other words. ‘Dig’ is another example. If I want to find an album with ‘dig’ in the title but can’t remember the rest of it (e.g. Dig Your Own Hole, The Chemical Brothers) I have to wade through albums by John Digweed, The Prodigy and David Rogigan and album titles that contain the words digital, digging, verdigris and so on. I have three albums with the word dig in the title, but funnelling on ‘dig’ returns 39 albums.
I have two albums with the word ‘hum’ in the title. Funnelling on ‘hum’ produces 57 albums.
I have four albums with the word ‘low’ – but, for obvious reasons, 248 funnelled albums.
It’s no big deal, it’s just happened quite a few times so thought I’d raise it as a feature request.
The issue is that the filter is a contains search, so even if it didn’t strip out leading/trailing spaces, it would then need to match up " abba" which would still exclude abba since there is not a leading space in the actual artist name. You want an exact match search which is different.
I guess Roon could code the filter to change to an exact match search if you put the search text in Quotes. ie “abba” with no spaces.
Yep, that would work for me.
Or a check box the for exact match. One click toggle on/off rather than adding quotes.
I’m not too bothered about how its implemented, I just think that it would be a useful feature to have, so a check box would work just as well as quotes.