Today a customer asked why even though they had modified the artist field of some of their songs that Jaikoz still shows the old artists names in the column browser, even after removing the sort artist and sort album artist fields.
The culprit is the artists field, Jaikoz uses the artists field in preference to the artist field for the Column Browser
if the artists field is not empty. The artists field is only used by Jaikoz and SongKong currently but other applications are looking at incorporating it. It only differs when a song is
attributed to multiple artists. In this case each artist is added
separately to the artists field allowing you to search for a song by
just the first (main artist) involved in the song.
i.e 'Jackson' by 'Johnny Cash & June Carter'
ARTIST:JohnnyCash & June Carter
So the column browser would have one entry in the artist column containing 'Johnny Cash', but if you delete the artists
field you'll then have one entry showing the artists concatenated
together as 'Johnny Cash & June Carter' so it is then harder to list
all the songs involving Johnny Cash
Now actually when the artists field is intact we want June Carter to be listed as well in the Column Browser but that is not yet done, see http://jthink.net:8081/browse/JAIKOZ-783