Manage field names and content


I would like to use Edit → Manage field names and content to append the content of a field to an other one which is not empty. For now, I can only overwite the content of a field by a new one.

Is it possible to add this feature?

The final need is to set the content a field from others custom fields like:

institution = Inst. {service}/{laboratory}


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Just for context the Manage field names and content was renamed to Automatic field editor in newer versions, but it remains accessible within the Edit menu.

As for the feature request, I can think of multiple use cases where this would be useful. The implementation effort will vary extremely based on what approach we decide to go with.

I’m wondering if we can somehow integrate/reuse the layout template syntax for the implementation of the feature. Cc @koppor.

The layout template syntax would be great!

The possibility of having a field that is updated automatically according to a layout template after each modification of the library could also be very interesting for my case.