[SNIPPET] Sort Name

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[SNIPPET] Sort Name

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Sometimes it may be useful to put the The or an A that many movie names begin with (e.g. The Avengers) at the end of the name (i.e. Avengers, The) to improve lexical sort order. You can do that in your custom format, either via the String.sortName() helper method or some custom regex replace.


The Avengers => Avengers

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{n.sortName()}
The Avengers => Avengers, The

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{n.sortName('$2, $1')}
Custom Regex Replace:

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{n.replaceFirst(/^(?i)(The|A|An)\s(.+)/, /$2, $1/)}

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