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How to create smart collection based on existence of Title

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burt

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This used to work, but now does not, as LRC 11.0.

I want to create a smart collection based a small number of criteria -- has star rating at least 2, has color flag of blue, and has a title assigned.

The first two work fine. However, it refused to filter based on "title is not empty."

I believe the reason is that the popup shows a selection of "*title" rather than just "title".

Is there a way to fix this, so I can filter again on whether a title has been defined? (Note that the same '*' also precedes title, caption, and headline.
 
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I believe the reason is that the popup shows a selection of "*title" rather than just "title".
Ah, I think you have the "jb: Search + Replace" plugin installed, and you're selecting the menu item "Title *" that appears at the bottom of the menu -- that's a custom plugin field added by that plugin. The "real" Title field in smart collections is in the Other Metadata submenu:

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I believe the reason is that the popup shows a selection of "*title" rather than just "title".
Ah, I think you have the "jb: Search + Replace" plugin installed, and you're selecting the menu item "Title *" that appears at the bottom of the menu -- that's a custom plugin field added by that plugin. The "real" Title field in smart collections is in the Other Metadata submenu:

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