Schedule Editor Wild Cards posted on April 26th, 2010
By Paul Ziino
When you are in the Schedule Editor, you can tell MusicMaster exactly what song you want to plot in any given position. Assume you have the Category, Artist Name, and Song Title fields in your view. You can click directly in the Category field and type the code for any of your categories and press Enter. This will open the contents of that category in the F9 Replacement Song List, from which you can select the song to schedule.
Or, click in the Artist Name field and type BEATLES and press Enter. This will open the F9 Replacement window and display all songs with BEATLES in the Artist Name field.
Or click in the Song Title field and type YESTERDAY and press Enter. This will open the F9 Replacement list and display all songs with YESTERDAY in the Song Title field.
Now take it a step further. Using the double dots .. as a wild card, you can type “..LOVE..” in the Title field and MusicMaster will open the Replacement window to display all songs that contain LOVE in the title. So you’ll get songs like “Friends and Lovers”, “Smell the Glove”, “Beloved”, “Love on the Rocks” and so on.
You can use the double dots at the front of your entry to indicate “ends with X” as in “..X“. Or place the double dots wild card at the end of your entry to indicate “begins with X” as in “X..“. Or place the dots on either side for a “contains X” query as in “..X..“. This works in any text field–Artist, Title, Composer, Album, etc.