Question – what is the advantage to nesting tabbles? 2014-08-10T13:08:52+00:00

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  • TheeDragon
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    Post count: 43

    other than keeping the left column looking more organized
    is there any benefit
    (yes – I did read the father/child relationship discussion)

    at the moment – I am nesting some Tabbles
    but want to make sure there are no negative impacts for doing so
    (other than the child getting the extra label from the father
    and the father now having more files than might otherwise have)

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 875

    Hi there,

    I can’t really see “negtive impacts”. The positive are, as you mention, having a tidy left column (which gets an increasing problem as the tabbles grow) as well as being able to combine with tabbles-fathers as well – please don’t ask me to explain this here – instead just get more acquainted with the software.

    Anyway, nesting is the way to go!

    BR,

    Andrea

  • Maurizio
    Keymaster
    Post count: 100

    The main advantage of nesting tabbles is that, if you open the parent tabble, you see files tagged with the child (even if they are not directly tagged with the parent).

    For example: if you open “animal”, you see files tagged with “dog” (even if not directly tagged with “animal”).

  • TheeDragon
    Participant
    Post count: 43

    ^^ thanks to both
    is as I assumed

    btw

    LOVE the program
    my other comments notwithstanding
    you guys did a GREAT job !

  • Maurizio
    Keymaster
    Post count: 100

    I am glad you find it useful. 🙂

    Consider you can have multiple parents for a tabble. This produces some very useful features. For example you can simulate an “or” of two tabbles. Example: show individuals that are either singers or writers.

    For example, suppose you have the following existing structure:

    writer
       stephen king
       agatha christie
    
    singer
       michael jackson
       bruce springsteen

    Then you can just add the following structure, by copying tabbles, without retagging any file:

    person
       writer
       singer
    
  • TheeDragon
    Participant
    Post count: 43

    noted
    and in your sample
    you can also do a search on singer then add writer ?
    or would that do a search that meant someone would already need have both tags?
    hmmmm, might return an empty set that way

    yes – needs some more thought(s) (on my part)

    now – I am setting up the oboous things
    eg I have companies, in my EXCELLANT folder structure, developed over years
    I have, eg
    BANKING
    Company 1
    Company 2
    etc

    I have
    Customer
    Sellers
    Seller 1
    Seller 2
    Buyers
    Buyer 1
    Buyer 2
    Joint Ventures
    Do I put the JV Agreements here ?? in a BIG list
    or do I put inside with each respective company

    yes – typical problem as you describe in your literature
    It has been very manageable to date
    but now adding more variables= like country/ or projects / etc
    do I list the new contracts by country with suborders called Projects or similar projects with sub-folders per country

    not mean to get long winded here / just again saying – how pleased I am to have your program

  • TheeDragon
    Participant
    Post count: 43

    yes – ran a test
    and in your sample
    you can also do a search on singer then add writer ?
    or would that do a search that meant someone would already need have both tags?
    hmmmm, might return an empty set that way

    Tabbles called
    Test1
    Test2
    with 4 unique files (2 files each)
    if I searched 1 AND 2 = got an EMPTY set
    If I made a new tabble called test
    and added test1 and test2 nested
    then – test showed all 4 files

    = yes – as i am sure you know – but was clarifying for other users 😉

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