Sort Name Ignored In Collections

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Hi

I have a couple of collections, and when I add say releases and then sort them A-Z / Z-A by artist, all works well except any band that starts with The for example will all be listed under T, instead of their sort letter?

I’ve put a screenshot to make it clearer… is this something I need to do in the collection settings or is this a bug?

KR

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:rofl: That ticket is from 2011… any App that uses MB data can find the Sort Order for Artists but MB’s own website still can’t.

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FWIW, this is just not doable right now without a schema change, see this comment on github. It’s not being ignored, I even wrote code for it - but it’s just way too slow as it is.

Basically: it would be trivial if each release only had one artist, but it’s not trivial for actual artist credits (that’s why we now sort artist collections by sort name).

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Oh yes, it has to take the sort name only of the first artist in the list of artist credits (AC).
I remember now.
It’s not a super urgent issue, IMO, relatively to other tickets.

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