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Tutorial 15: The Date Index


The Date field generally stores the release date of the album. Note ID3v24 formats also have a ReleaseDate field but it is not generally used. By default MinimServer lists the date in descending order as follows:

But Date or any other field can easily be shown in ascending order by adding a ‘+’ sign before the field name in the indexTags option


This now shows the date ordered the other way round

The Date value can be in dd-mm-yyyy , mm-yyyy or yyyy formats. Our file metadata may contain all three types, browsing can be made simpler by simply displaying only the year part and this can be done by adding

tagOptions: Date.yearOnly.index

Now we have a grouping by year only which is more readable.

Often albums are remastered and re-released so what about if we want to see the original date of the album.