Keeping track when copy 2012-07-05T05:13:10+00:00

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  • Jfw
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    Post count: 36

    Hello,

    I am still looking at tables and it seems (unless I have missed something), it does not keep track when you copy a file around.
    Let me explain:
    When I move a file around Tabbles notices it and points to the new file.
    When I copy a file around I expect Tables to take this new files in the same categories as the original one.
    This means that if I select the categories I will have to files at two different locations (the original one and the one I have copied…)

    I also find it strange that I can not combine a category with the "drives-tables" I have in tables….
    This would allow me to further define which file I really want (the categories but on drive C or on my usb stick)

    Let me know if what I tell does not make sense.

    Thanks anyway for the great work done till now.

    Jf

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 892

    hello there,

    "Jfw" wrote: I am still looking at tables and it seems (unless I have missed something), it does not keep track when you copy a file around.
    Let me explain:
    When I move a file around Tabbles notices it and points to the new file.
    When I copy a file around I expect Tables to take this new files in the same categories as the original one.
    This means that if I select the categories I will have to files at two different locations (the original one and the one I have copied…)

    well, this is more a design choice rather than a bug… technically for us it wouldn’t be hard to track each file that has been copied, but we chose not to. Before we go on with this subject, please have a look at this post: http://tabbles-dev.blogspot.com/2009/09/new-shaggadelic-feature-in-oven-auto.html.
    I guess that this feature (which should be ready in a couple of days will do the trick for you.

    I also find it strange that I can not combine a category with the "drives-tables" I have in tables….
    This would allow me to further define which file I really want (the categories but on drive C or on my usb stick)

    I think that the feature above can help you here as well… but could you please elaborate and give me an example of this?

    thanks, 🙂

    Andrea

  • Jfw
    Participant
    Post count: 36

    Well the auto-tagging feature might help… but I am still convinced that keeping track of copies might be usefull (maybe as an option ?)

    For the last one:
    I see tables auto-detects the drives (for ex c: and d:). Clicking on the drives allows me to browse the content.
    I tag a file "a.xls" on the C: drive as "Invoice" and if I tag a file "b.xls" on the drive as "Invoice" as well.

    If I want to retrive this file I can use tables and look for the "invoice" tag. I will then have "c:a.xls" and "d:b.xls"
    To have only the a.xls file I tried to combine "Invoice" and the "c:-drive" tag. I then surprisingly got "no files fiound" message…

    Hope this explanation makes more sense

    Br,
    Jf

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 892

    yo,

    "Jfw" wrote: Well the auto-tagging feature might help… but I am still convinced that keeping track of copies might be usefull (maybe as an option ?)

    We’ll think of it

    "Jfw" wrote:
    For the last one:
    I see tables auto-detects the drives (for ex c: and d:). Clicking on the drives allows me to browse the content.
    I tag a file "a.xls" on the C: drive as "Invoice" and if I tag a file "b.xls" on the drive as "Invoice" as well.

    If I want to retrive this file I can use tables and look for the "invoice" tag. I will then have "c:a.xls" and "d:b.xls"
    To have only the a.xls file I tried to combine "Invoice" and the "c:-drive" tag. I then surprisingly got "no files fiound" message…

    Sure, now I get you: this is indeed a limitation, thanks for pointing this out.
    The reason is that the "Tabble disc" is technically a "Tabble folder" – it’s nothing else then a link to the real folder and it doesn’t know what is inside its subfolders.
    So basically, if you have some files tagged in the root of C: they will show when you combine C: with their tabbles.

    What we’re gonna do about this is to disallow the user to combine the tabble drive with a normal tabble.

    Anyway this problem will be solved as soon as we’re gonna have the tagging rules (the feature I describe in the blog, a beta should be out this week). Then you’ll be able to set a rule like "all the files inside C: and its subfolders have to go into the tabble named ‘mys stuff in C’". Of course you can also create several rules that will automatically tag (and listen) to some selected folders: this way you won’t have the whole Windows installation tagged.

    Makes sens? 🙂

    BR,

    Andrea

  • Jfw
    Participant
    Post count: 36

    Well, this makes sense… I am looking forward for the beta version 🙂

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