[SNIPPET] Use Custom Series Names / Force Series Name / Hardcode Series Name

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[SNIPPET] Use Custom Series Names / Force Series Name / Hardcode Series Name

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If you're not happy with the series names you get from your chosen database, then you can just have your custom format generate something different instead. There's lots of ways to do this.

Let's say we prefer acronyms:
"Deep Space 9" => "DS9"
"How I Met Your Mother" => "HIMYM"


1. Hardcode the name in your custom format:

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DS9 - {s00e00} - {t}

2. Use pattern matching and replacement:

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{
	n.match(
		'Deep Space 9' : 'DS9',
		'How I Met Your Mother' : 'HIMYM'
	) ?: n
}

3. Use character replacement:

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{
	n.replace(
		'Deep Space 9' : 'DS9',
		'How I Met Your Mother' : 'HIMYM'
	)
}

4. Use a custom lookup table:

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{
	def table = [
		'Deep Space 9' : 'DS9',
		'How I Met Your Mother' : 'HIMYM'
	]
	table[n] ?: n
}

5. Use a custom lookup table read from an external TSV or CSV file:

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{
	def table = csv('/path/to/names.tsv')
	table[n] ?: n
}

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$ cat ~/names.tsv
Deep Space 9	DS9
How I Met Your Mother	HIMYM

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:idea: We prefer TSV files (TAB-separated values) because TAB cannot appear in column values.

:!: DO NOT use Microsoft tools such as Word or Excel to edit TSV files. Use tools such as Notepad++ or Sublime Text instead.



6.
... or anything else you can come up with! Anything is possible!




:idea: Alternatively, you can use code to generically derive the series names you want from the series names you get from your chosen database:

"The IT Crowd (UK)" => "The IT Crowd"

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{ n.replaceTrailingBrackets() }
"Deep Space 9" => "DS9"

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{ n.acronym() }
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