Advanced filter expression builder -- Problem with test results

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fred48fm
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Advanced filter expression builder -- Problem with test results

Post by fred48fm »

Hi,

In the script editor -> advanced editor, if i try something like :

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Genre - Begin with - MYGENRE
-> The test button result show no match. But if i just click OK and get back to the builder, with same code, no changes, i got the results.
builder-nok.png
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In the same topic, i falled back to an old builder (not advanced).
I got into it by removing the ~ in filter text field.
notadvanced.png
In this one the expression generated is totally different.
In my test : ~StartsWith([Genre], 'Mond') And [Rating] >= '40' looks to be e:Mond + r:40
Are both version interpreted the same by PF ?

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Re: Advanced filter expression builder -- Problem with test results

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I cannot reproduce these issues resp. they might work as designed.

In the first two screenshots you can see, that you are testing against 2 different MediaLibs:
a) /LATINO
b) /MONDE
You probably have not specified a single MediaLib in the related script-line, but multiple, e.g. using AND OF.
In that case, with each test, first a random media lib will be selected (like during the normal scripting execution) and then the filter is applied.
Thus for the MediaLib /LATINO no matching track is found; but for the MediaLib /MONDE some tracks are matching.

Whenever a Filter String is starting with an '~' or '^' sign, the advanced filter is opened; else the simplified filter opens.
You probably have (maybe accidentally) edited the Filter String and removed the leading '~' sign manually.
Thus, the simplified filter opens and interprets the given text as a title text.
If you DO not manually edit the Filter Text, all is fine.
Thus your examples are of course not the same!
"e:Mond + r:40" would mean "Genre contains Mond AND Rating>=40"
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Re: Advanced filter expression builder -- Problem with test results

Post by fred48fm »

Thank you for your answer.

As this behavior is not specified, i interpreted it as an error.
But, you're totaly correct, the error comes from the fact the test check one library at a time.

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Re: Advanced filter expression builder -- Problem with test results

Post by radio42 »

Well, it is specified, as just written above.
But it might not be what you expected.
Thus there is no error, but infact the reason, why in the test screen I explicitly SHOW the MediaLib which is being tested !

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