Scheduling Tip from a Master… the “+ More” button. posted on July 20th, 2010
by Paul Ziino
When you are in the replacement window of the schedule editor you have three display options: Show all available songs, Hide Unbreakable failures, and Show only perfect songs…these are noted by the flag icons. When in “Hide Unbreakable” or “Show only perfect” mode, by default MusicMaster will display the ten most-rested songs that meet those criteria. If more than ten are available, you’ll see the “+ More” button which will give you an additional ten songs that meet the criteria each time you click “+ More”, until all songs are displayed. But did you know you can change how many songs will be displayed to start with, and how many more will be displayed with each click of “+ More”?
Go to Tools/Options/Additional Properties. Under the Schedule section find “MoreDigDepth”. By default this is set to 10, but you can set any number you want–up to 99. If you set it to 99 you’ll get the 99 most-rested songs that meet the criteria, and “+ More” will give you an additional 99 each time you click it–until all songs that meet the criteria are on display. Or you can delete the setting and leave it blank. Now MusicMaster will display all the songs that meet the criteria right away.
One item of note…in large databases where there could be 1000s of songs available, setting this too high or leaving it blank could result in a significant slow-down of the replacement window. Find the happy medium and you’re on your way!
A second item of note…when “+ More” appears, you can hold the Shift button when clicking the icon and MusicMaster will display all songs that meet the criteria. Again, this could take some time depending on the rules being tested and the size of your data.