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Song Selection by Song Number

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May 7, 2019

The only way I have found to select songs by their number is to add a secondary title to the song containing the song number (e.g.SOF 1234).
It would be much easier if:
a) The Songbook column if the Database manager could be ordered (its the only one that isn’t), and
b) it was possible to add songs to the current service list directly from the Database Manager.

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  1. The only way I have found to select songs by their number is to add a secondary title to the song containing the song number (e.g.SOF 1234).

    This is already achievable with latest version of FW.

    You can already add a “secondary title” that is searchable, even though the primary title is the one displayed. As a practical use-case, I have songs in which the Chinese title is the primary, and an English title is the secondary. Conveniently, I would type the English title of the song I desire, and the song suggestion will show the Chinese title(s) with matching words in the English secondary title.
    You can add songbook/hymnal information by using the “Advanced Info” tab when you edit a song. There is a “Songbook” text entries in which you add the songbook/hymnal name and the number of the song in that songbook/hymnal. In fact, you can add multiple songbooks, should that song appear in multiple songbooks. When you search for that song, you can type “1234” and your song should pop up (along with other songs numbered 1234, of course).

    It would be much easier if:
    a) The Songbook column if the Database manager could be ordered (its the only one that isn’t), and

    I agree… to a point. But should you have multiple songbooks/hymnals, how should it take songbook/hymnal names into account? I think it would definitely be helpful if “Songbook” column in the Database Manager can be sorted. But that won’t be easy, especially if the songs are all stored in XML.

    b) it was possible to add songs to the current service list directly from the Database Manager.

    I disagree here. Database Manager should remain a tool to organize your song database, not a all-in-one tool for convenience when the action you with to perform is already available without having to dive into the Database Manager. In fact, when you have a large enough database that warrants more restricted access (so that people do not access the database and accidentally delete or modify files), such a feature to “add songs” through the database manager is a useless “feature”.

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