How Index numbers work
Music Collector automatically assigns and increments index numbers. The Index value is assigned when you add an album to the database. The next album you add to your collection will have an index number that is incremented by 1. Each Index number is only used once. When a number is deleted, the next added album will still increment on the last added album.
- If you have #s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
- You delete #4
- The next album you add will automatically be #11. #4 will not return.
- If you manually change #11 to #4, the next album you add will be #12 – so you will be missing #11.
Auto Increment Index can be switched off if you want via menu Tools > Options > Index Field
Or if you’re on macOS, click menu Music Collector > Preferences > Index Field
Automatically Re-assign Index Numbers
If you automatically want to fill in the gaps, you can re-assign Index numbers:
- Click menu Tools > Maintenance > Re-Assign Index fields
- Choose which fields the software should sort all albums on, and it will assign index numbers based on that sorting.
Manually change Index Numbers
- Select the album
- Click the Edit button (pencil button on toolbar)
- Change the number in the INDEX field for that album. (bottom of the edit screen).
- Click OK.
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